Divorce Referendum Results

On 24th November 1995, over a million Irish voters decided in favour of lifting the ban on divorce introduced by Éamon DeValera in his 1937 Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann).

In a referendum which produced the narrowest margin of any national ballot in the history of the State, the Yes side prevailed, benefitting from a strong urban turnout and a national swing since 1986 of over 13%.

Muintir na hEireann have called for and been granted a Nationwide Recount, which was announced this evening. It is not expected that this will change the result in any material sense.

Here are the results of the poll by constituency:
These results may contain some errors, believed to be errors in transcription made by others. The total error is certanly less than 1,000 votes in any case. We are looking for the most authoratative figures which will appear here tonight.

Yes Votes No Votes Total Valid Poll % Yes% No Margin
National 818,837 809,739 1,628,576 50.28%
49.72% 9,098
Constituency Yes Votes No Votes Total Valid Poll % Yes% No Margin
Carlow/Kilkenny 24,651 29,283 53,934 45.71%
54.29% (4,632)
Cavan/Monaghan 17,817 29,787 47,604 37.43%
62.57% (11,970)
Clare 17,578 22,575 40,153 43.78%
56.22% (4,997)
Cork East 17,287 22,748 40,035 43.18%
56.82% (5,461)
Cork North Central 20,110 23,050 43,160 46.59%
53.41% (2,940)
Cork North West 10,409 20,264 30,673 33.94%
66.06% (9,855)
Cork South Central 28,433 25,360 53,793 52.86%
47.14% 3,073
Cork South West 11,755 18,034 29,789 39.46%
60.54% (6,279)
Donegal North East 10,401 15,219 25,620 40.60%
59.40% (4,818)
Donegal South West 10,450 15,109 25,559 40.89%
59.11% (4,659)
Dublin Central 19,384 14,469 33,853 57.26%
42.74% 4,915
Dublin North 29,704 15,756 45,460 65.34%
34.66% 13,948
Dublin North Central 25,706 18,408 44,114 58.27%
41.73% 7,298
Dublin North East 25,360 13,718 39,078 64.90%
35.10% 11,642
Dublin North West 21,622 13,948 35,570 60.79%
39.21% 7,674
Dublin South 39,454 21,723 61,177 64.49%
35.51% 17,731
Dublin South Central 22,795 16,175 38,970 58.49%
41.51% 6,620
Dublin South East 24,912 13,502 38,414 64.85%
35.15% 11,410
Dublin South West 29,808 14,733 44,541 66.92%
33.08% 15,075
Dublin West 25,811 13,697 39,508 65.33%
34.67% 12,114
Dun Laoghaire 41,028 19,121 60,149 68.21%
31.79% 21,907
Galway East 9,001 16,731 25,732 34.98%
65.02% (7,730)
Galway West 22,977 24,261 47,238 48.64%
51.36% (1,284)
Kerry North 11,850 17,128 28,978 40.89%
59.11% (5,278)
Kerry South 10,203 16,456 26,659 38.27%
61.73% (6,253)
Kildare 29,397 21,592 50,989 57.65%
42.35% 7,805
Laois/Offaly 20,426 30,467 50,893 40.14%
59.86% (10,041)
Limerick East 23,184 23,140 46,324 50.05%
49.95% 44
Limerick West 10,617 18,159 28,776 36.90%
63.10% (7,542)
Longford/Roscommon 13,333 24,477 37,810 35.26%
64.74% (11,144)
Louth 22,004 20,516 42,520 51.75%
48.25% 1,488
Mayo East 9,243 15,621 24,864 37.17%
62.83% (6,378)
Mayo West 10,455 14,764 25,219 41.46%
58.54% (4,309)
Meath 23,790 25,861 49,651 47.91%
52.09% (2,071)
Sligo/Leitrim 15,034 21,490 36,524 41.16%
58.84% (6,456)
Tipperary North 11,020 17,699 28,719 38.37%
61.63% (6,679)
Tipperary South 15,798 21,557 37,355 42.29%
57.71% (5,759)
Waterford 20,305 20,508 40,813 49.75%
50.25% (203)
Westmeath 11,704 16,353 28,057 41.72%
58.28% (4,649)
Wexford 23,850 25,305 49,155 48.52%
51.48% (1,455)
Wicklow 30,171 20,975 51,146 58.99%
41.01% 9,196


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