1,201,607 is more than 734,300

1,201,607 for same-sex marriage and 734,300 against it means that the Republic of Ireland has set itself on course to be the 20th country to legislate for same-sex marriage, and the first to do it by popular acclaim.

One vote would have been enough for victory: in the end it was nearly two-to-one in favour, with almost every counting district saying “yes” and the one area voting “no” doing so by a tiny margin.

It’ll take until the end of 2015 for the legislative process to conclude and the first weddings to be held there, though.

Congratulations Ireland.