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A LOT of people were tweeting about the marriage referendum

Over 400,000 tweets about same-sex marriage referendum were sent.
May 24th 2015, 5:10 PM 26,929 125

TWITTER HAS CONFIRMED there were over 400,000 tweets about same-sex marriage referendum using #MarRef sent since the polls opened at 7am on Friday morning.

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The peak in Twitter conversation came between 9.30am and 10.30am on Saturday morning as the first tallies came through.

The tweets were far-reaching with this heat map showing where was talking about us. You can view the interactive map here


The Yes Equality campaign today held  a press conference to thank all of its supporters. It said that social media had a huge role to play in the campaign, stating that #MarRef had a reach of 11.1 million.

It wasn’t just Joe Bloggs who was getting involved. Some of the world’s best known politicians and celebrities also joined in on the conversation.

Needless to say, there is a new hashtag taking over today. #HungoverForEquality.

Don’t worry. It will be remembered in history.

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Related: How did your constituency vote in the marriage referendum?

Related: Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage>

AS IT HAPPENED: It’s official – Ireland says YES to same-sex marriage>

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