Irish Polls have closed for the re-run of the Lisbon Treaty referendum. Polling booth activity in the Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim areas was reported to have improved dramatically as tea time approached and people finished their day jobs.
However the day was also beset with miserable weather, which is something that always impacts on the turnout.
At many of the school polling booths in the three counties, it did not look as if a vote was taking place at all, but more akin to kids being dropped off to school in the morning.
A number of errors were again allegedly manifesting themselves in some Donegal polling booths, over electoral registers, giving rise once again as to how in the first decade of the 21st century, people’s polling cards are not been recognised, people turning up to vote are told that they are not on the register and others being told that they have to go to a different polling booth.
It is understood that Donegal County Council apologised for what they said were some “computer errors” earlier today.
Results should be known by mid afternoon although official results will not be declared until later in the day.
Early indications are that the vote will be carried on this occasion, largely as a result of the precarious economic situation that Ireland finds itself in, at the present time.