Surprisingly, they also suggest that supporters of more liberal abortion laws may have triumphed throughout the country, not just in the cosmopolitan capital, Dublin, where a strong youth vote had been anticipated. The exit poll said repeal was supported by 87.6% of voters 18-24 years old; 84.6% of voters 25-34 years old; 72.8% of voters 35-49 years old; and 63.7% of voters 50-64 years old.
"The public have spoken".
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says the country has voted resoundingly Yes to liberalise its strict abortion laws.
Earlier, he called the apparent victory "the culmination of a quiet revolution" that has been unfolding in the past 10 to 20 years.
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent.
"The people have said that we want a modern constitution for a modern country, that we trust women and that we respect them to make the right decisions and the right choices about their own healthcare".
The Save The 8th campaign described the result as a "tragedy of historic proportions".
"Yes" campaigners argued that with over 3,000 women travelling to Britain each year for terminations - a right enshrined in a 1992 referendum - and others ordering pills illegally online, abortion is already a reality in Ireland.
The Eighth Amendment, which was added to the constitution following a referendum in 1983, banned abortion in Ireland unless there was a "real and substantial risk" to the mother's life.
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Its repeal will mark a significant victory for women's rights in a country that only legalised divorce in 1995. "A sigh of relief that the Ireland we always thought we had, has now been recognised".
Support came not only from major cities like Dublin but rural areas. Earlier this month, Facebook and Google banned ads from campaign groups outside Ireland.
The vote saw citizens effectively opt to either retain or repeal the Eighth Amendment of the constitution, which prohibits terminations unless a mother's life is in danger. An Indian dentist, she died in 2012 at 31 in Galway, Ireland, after being denied an abortion while naturally miscarrying.
Savita's smilingimage on aposter was one of the prominent ones in the "Yes" campaign, with the words, "Savita Matters, Women Matter". "And that indicates to me that we are a country that is not divided".
The Irish government is expected to introduce legislation that allows abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Naomi Long, leader of the Alliance Party in neighbouring Northern Ireland, said "eyes will now turn" to the British-ruled province, where abortion and same-sex marriage remain illegal, unlike the rest of the United Kingdom.
"We will hold the Taoiseach to his promise that repeal would only lead to abortion in very restrictive circumstances".