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Wicklow records third highest yes vote in Divorce Referendum

Referendum On Divorce leaflets seen in Irish and English. After the referendum in 1995 divorce was legalised in Ireland, but voters will go to the polls again on Friday 24 May to vote on reducing the four-year wait for divorce to two years. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

County Wicklow returned the third highest percentage of votes in favour of changing the regulations on divorce in Ireland, with 85.89% of voters voting yes in the Divorce Referendum.

Wicklow only rank behind Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and South Dublin, who had 86.7% and 86.06% respectively, in the number of people who voted yes.

In contrast, Monaghan was the county with the highest percentage of no votes, with 17.9% of the electorate voting against changing the regulations around divorce.

The final result concluded that 82.9% of the country voted in favour of changing the regulation of divorce, meaning a landslide victory for the yes campaign.

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