Elections bring many things, not least a string of amusing tweets.
Here are some of the best.
A spoiled vote we should have expected.
#LE19 A number one vote for Michael O'Sullivan?
Thanks to the pic sender pic.twitter.com/5WHD3LigPh— Alan Kinsella (@electionlit) May 24, 2019
The return of one man to our screens got plenty of attention.
One for the election nerds...
The Limerick Leader on what this morning is like for election nerds. 😂May 25, 2019
It's going to be a long days counting.
Democracy in action.
Something lovingly simple about voting in Ireland ... the peann luaidhe on a piece of string, the plastic partitions, surrounded by kids' school books and tiny chairs. Democracy in action. Should be treasured #LE2019 #LE19— Owen O'Shea (@OwenOShea) May 24, 2019
The Green Wave got plenty of attention.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan was quietly confident and fancied a flutter.
I am a terrified & irregular gambler but overcame those fears a few weeks ago when I bet on @saoirse_mchugh winning a seat in #EP2019 at odds of 50-1. I hear those odds are now falling fast & think she has a real chance of winning a seat on Friday. #wantgreenvotegreen #greenwave pic.twitter.com/rt2tHHPvkv— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) May 22, 2019
Ireland Simpsons Fans had their say.
The Green Party prepares its victory parade pic.twitter.com/4nm12IlSZU— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) May 25, 2019
And of course there were plenty of #DogsAtPollingStations.