UK referendum result expected around breakfast time on Friday

Sunderland is expected to report the first result around 12.30 a.m.

22nd June, 2016
Counting in the UK referendum will begin after the polls close at 10 p.m. on Thursday

With polls suggesting the referendum could go either way, voting is now underway at 382 counts in 216 venues across Britain and Northern Ireland.

According to Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes, there is unprecedented interest in the referendum in Ireland.

"The referendum results will be watched keenly here by families, businesses and government on Thursday night and Friday morning," he said, in a statement providing details on the timing of the result.

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