Although they are hedging their bets on National TV and the online Newspapers it is time to call the result. Ireland is going to vote No in the Referendum as regards the abolition of the Seanad.

THe reason I say that with confidence? Paddy Power, despite Yes being 1/5 with the bookmakers just yesterday, have decided to pay out on a No result. They don’t usually get it wrong when they do that. It looks like a cast iron certainty that the No vote will win.

It looks like there was a very late swing to the No vote. I spoke to someone yesterday who said that they had been going to vote Yes but was now going to vote No.