Islanders vote in referendum as Supreme Court rules against government

As voting takes place today on Donegal's offshore islands, the Supreme Court has found the government has used public money for the Children's Referendum campaign in a manner which was not fair, equal or impartial.

It's decision overturns last week's High Court ruling against challenger Mark McCrystal - but finds it's too close to polling day to grant an injunction ordering the government to stop distributing the material.

The referendum commission's website has nownbeen taken down.

The children's referendum-dot-ie address is not currently directing users to the site.

It's not known if or when it'll be back up.

Meanwhile, voters have been going to the polls today on Donegal's five offshore islands, with 770 people eligible to vote. Islanders off Galway and Mayo are also voting today.