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Wicklow Records Third Highest Yes Vote In Divorce Referendum

The highest vote was in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown at 86.7% and the lowest was in Monaghan at 75.04%

85.89% of voters in the garden county returned a yes vote in the Divorce Referendum.

In a landslide vote – the second biggest since the Good Friday agreement - the country voted 82% Yes to 18% No in the divorce referendum.

Ireland has voted in favour of reducing the waiting time for a divorce from four to 2 years.

The referendum result also means that foreign divorces will be recognised under Irish law for the first time

Culture Minister and Fine Gael’s Divorce Campaign director of elections says the referendum result is not about rocking the system, it's about humanising it.

It’s a stark contrast to the last divorce referendum in 1995 which lifted the ban ban on divorce by by a margin of 50.28 per cent to 49.72 per cent.

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