Michael D Higgins has been re-elected as President of Ireland, having taken 56% of the total poll with 822,566 votes.
Independent candidate Peter Casey took 23%, followed by Sean Gallagher in third place with 94,514 votes.
Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada came in fourth with 6.5% followed by Senator Joan Freeman with 6% and Gavin Duffy with 2%.
According to the Irish Times, Mr Higgins has said of the next seven year term:
“A real Republic is a republic is one where every person is encourages and supported to participate fully.
“All sections of society must be treated with dignity and respect.”
He calls Ireland a “beautiful republic that is just coming into being”.
“Our journey is underway and includes all age categories."
“The presidency belongs not to any one person but to the people of Ireland,” he says.
“I am so proud of our country. So proud to be a president for all of you and with all of you.”