LE19: High turnout reported in parts of Cavan

Voters in Cavan and Monaghan are turning out in good numbers so far today in the local and European elections.

Over 200 polling stations across the two counties are open until 10 tonight. Turnout in Mullagh is reported to be around 30 per cent, with an 11 per cent turnout reported in Bailieborough. Turnout is lower in other parts of the region.

Stations opened at 7am, with three votes taking place – local and European elections and the referendum on divorce.

18 seats are to be filled on each County Council, with 33 candidates running in each county. 17 candidates are hoping to fill four seats in the Midlands-North West constituency in the European Parliament.

Polling stations close at 10 o’clock tonight and counting begins in Cavan town and Threemilehouse tomorrow morning. We’ll have live coverage on air and online from 9am. Social campaigner and Cootehill man Ruairí McKiernan encouraged young people to have their say, when he spoke to Northern Sound this week: