Margin narrows on Marriage Referendum vote in Donegal

Margin narrows on Marriage Referendum vote in Donegal
Margin continues to narrow in Donegal South West, now 51.2% Yes to 48.8% No, unofficial tally in marriage referendum.

Margin continues to narrow in Donegal South West, now 51.2% Yes to 48.8% No, unofficial tally in marriage referendum.

Early figures from unoffical tallies showed Donegal voting 54% Yes to 46% No in the marriage referendum.

The margin was the same in both Donegal South West and Donegal North East as of about 11am this morning.

This was the exact margin from Donegal Electoral Area where the areas that returned No votes were Donegal Town (50.2%), Dunkineely, Frosses, Ballintra and Laghey.

In the last hour, however, as boxes from Glenties Electoral Area have been opened, the situation has narrowed.

Many of the Gaeltacht areas - including Magheraroarty, Tory Island, Gortahork, Falcarragh, CashelnagCor, Creeslough and Luinneagh (Gaoth Dobhair) - returned No majorities, according to unofficial tallies.

When 48% of the votes in the Donegal South West constituency were counted, unofficial tallies showed 52% yes, 48% No.

In the Glenties electoral area, returns from 21 of the 54 boxes (39%), indicates, according to unofficial tallies, a 49% Yes to 51% No vote ther

All the Glenties boxes have now been counted, showing a 49.43% Yes to 50.57% No vote, although there is a 4-6% margin for error on this.

Sources say there are “roughly 600 votes in it” at this stage in Donegal South West.

In Donegal North East, tallies for the 25 Letterkenny boxes opened so far 56% Yes and 43% No.

Voting in Inishowen returned a Yes majority, 56% to 44%, according to unofficial tallies.