TURNOUT HAS BEEN low so far today in the vote to ratify or reject the Fiscal Compact.
RTÉ has reported turnout of about 10 to 25 per cent at various polling stations across the country. That figure is below those seen during previous comparable referendums, such as the Lisbon Treaty.
Between a midweek vote and the poor weather, polling has been slow with many people taking to Twitter to highlight the emptiness of the ballot boxes.
Dublin was seeing the lowest numbers with the city centre coming in at about 10 per cent after lunchtime. Things were faring a little better in Dublin West as 17.5 per cent of the electorate had voted by 3pm.
At between 12 and 17.5 per cent, turnout across Galway is lower than in the Lisbon treaty, according to RTÉ’s referendum account on Twitter.
On the northside of Limerick, turnout was on the higher end as of 3pm with votes in from 23 per cent of the electorate.