Children's Rights Referendum passes with 58% voting Yes

The referendum to enshrine children’s rights in the Constitution has passed today by a margin of 58% to 42%.

A total of 1,066,239 people voted out of a total electorate of 3,183,686, a turnout of 33.49%, with 615,731 voting Yes and 445,863 voting No.

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said it was a “historic day” for children’s rights in Ireland.

Full report to follow.

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