Voting has been brisk across Kilkenny and Carlow in the Dail by-election and the referenda. By 10.30am, up to 13% of registered voters had cast their ballot in St Canice’s Primary School in Kilkenny city while 15% of registered votes had voted in Johnstown by 11am.
There was a steady stream of voters at Kilkenny CBS primary school, where turn-out was “above average”.
Already, polling station officers say there is an increase in the number of young people arriving to exercise their Constitutional right.
Tullaroan man, EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan whose resignation caused the by-election will vote in Kilkenny this evening after flying in from the European mainland.