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At the closing stages with 37/40 declared.
Yes - 67%
No - 33%
All constituencies so far have voted yes.
Sinn Féin's deputy leader Michelle O'Neill told Sky News "the women in the north deserve the same rights as the women in the south.
"We need to see legislation across the island."Copyright: BBC
"I'm confident that people in the north would vote the same as those in the south.
"It's not about young versus old.
"Young and old have come together to change the law".
The group Life NI has described the vote so far as "a sad and dark day for the Republic of Ireland".
Spokeswoman Marion Woods said: "We join with those in Ireland who are feeling the weight of this devastating result."Copyright: BBC
"We are critical of the Irish Government who led the "Yes" campaign.
"Rather than addressing the issue of crisis pregnancy and provision of all necessary care and support structures for women, unborn babies and families in Ireland, they chose the cheaper option - abortion."
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The referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015, attracted turnout of 60.6% which was considered high.Copyright: BBC
So far, just past the halfway point, and turnout is at 64.8%.
20 of the 40 constituencies have been counted so far, with a turnout of 63.9%.
The highest yes vote so far has been at Dublin Central with 76.5%. The biggest no vote was 41.9% in Limerick County.Copyright: BBC
Limerick County: Yes 24,448 (58.1%), no 17,644 (41.9%)
Limerick City: Yes 32,169 (66.9%), no 15,941 (33.1%)
Louth: Yes 46,429 (66.6%), no 23,333 (33.4%)
Tipperary:Yes 42,731 (59.1%), no 29,516 (40.9%)
Kildare South: Yes 27,307 (70.7%), no 11,339 (29.3%)
Kildare North: 40,058 (73.6%), no 14,399 (26.4%)
Clare: Yes 34,328 (64.3%), no 19,079 (35.7%)
Wexford: Yes 49,935 (68.4%), no 23,069 (31.6%)
Laois: Yes 24,232 (61.4%), no 15,264 (38.6%)
Waterford: Yes 37,016 (69.4%), no 16,296 (30.6%)
Carlow/Kilkenny: Yes 44,211 (63.5%), no 25,418 (36.5%)
Wicklow: Yes 54,629 (74.3%), no 18,931 (25.7%)
Cork North-Central: Yes 33,639 (64.02%), no 18,908 (35.98%)
Cork South Central: Yes 40,071 (68.84%), no 18,138 (31.16%)
Dublin Central: Yes 18,863 (76.51%), no 5,790 (23.49%)
Galway East:Yes 26,525 (60.18%), no 17,546 (39.81%)
Offaly: Yes 24,781 (58.1%), no 17,908 (41.9%)
Dublin North-West: Yes 28,477 (73.1%), no 10,489 (26.9%)
Meath East: Yes 30,686 (69.2%), no 13,652 (30.8%)
Roscommon-Galway: Yes 23,677 (57.2%), no 17,709
Alliance leader Naomi Long says she's pleased with the way the vote is going.
"It has clearly moved people to understand how important it is that women are able to access healthcare.
"I think that shows a massive change in terms of attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and a leap in the respect people have for women".Copyright: BBC
"Now - all eyes will focus on Northern Ireland.
"We are a place apart. Here, we will continue to export that problem elsewhere."
The Labour MP Stella Creasy has long been a critic of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
The referendum on the Eighth Amendment has seen her intensify her campaign.
The DUP MLA Jim Wells, a former NI health minister, says the expected result of the referendum "is an extremely worrying development for the protection of the unborn child in Northern Ireland".
'Whilst deeply disappointed by yesterday's vote the Pro Life movement must now redouble its efforts to prevent any change in law in Northern Ireland," he said.
Ash say that a yes vote in the Irish abortion referendum would be “a major step forward” and that it would show that “attitudes are changing” across the whole of the country.Copyright: Getty Images
Speaking ahead of their set at the Belfast leg of the Biggest Weekend this afternoon, singer Tim Wheeler said: “This looks like positive results, attitudes are changing and it just shows everyone’s getting caught up with modern times.”
Of the votes counted, 68% are Yes, 32% are No.
That is seven constituencies out of 40 declared. All have voted Yes.