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Court of Appeal referendum passes comfortably

All the major political parties campaigned for a ‘Yes’ vote which won by a 2:1 majority.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

THE REFERENDUM ON the Court of Appeal has been passed comfortably by a margin of almost 2:1.

The amendment was passed with 795,008 (65.16 per cent) votes for the proposal as opposed to 425,047 votes (34.84 per cent) against.

There were 20,080 spoiled or invalid ballot papers in the poll.

Speaking to reporters after the announcement  Justice Minister Alan shatter said that he hopes the court would be up and running by next year:

Clearly there will have to be several appointments made to the court as well as arrangements made for its sitting but it should be sitting by the start of what’s known as the October lower term in 2014.

Explainer: What is the Court of Appeal Referendum all about?

Read: ‘It’s certainly not a catwalk’: ‘Reservoir TDs’ unite for Yes vote in Court referendum >

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