The removal of the offence of Blasphemy from the constitution is another step in making it fit for a 21st century republic.

That's the view of Taoiseach who has welcomed the result of the referendum on the issue.

65 per cent of voters backed the moved with 35 per cent against.

Leo Varadkar says the removal of the reference to Blasphemy is part of an ongoing process.

In Mayo the result from the Blasphemy referendum was:

Electorate 91,412
Total Poll 41,965
Turnout 45.9%
Spoiled 1,030
Valid Poll 40,935

YES 23305=56.9%

NO 17630=43.1%


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