WATCH: Leaders cast their ballots in GE16

Polls opened at 7.00am and closed at 10.00pm

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny casts his vote at a polling station at St Anthony's School in Castlebar, Co Mayo | Image: Brian Lawless / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Along with the rest of the Irish electorate, the leaders of the political parties and groups cast their ballots in the general election.

Polls opened at 7.00am and closed at 10.00pm.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnula voted in Castlebar just after 10.00am.

Leader of Renua Ireland, Lucinda Creighton, with her daughter Gwendolyn Bradford (2) voting at the Scoil Mhuire in Sandymount in Dublin.


Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams casts his vote at Dulargy National School in Ravensdale, Co Louth.

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The President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins cast their votes in the Phoenix Park.


Fianna Fáil Leader Micheal Martin cast his vote with his wife, Maryl, at St. Anthony's Boys Primary School in Ballinlough, Cork.

Image: Chris Radburn / PA Wire/Press Association Images

He was also joined by his son, Micheal Aodh, and daughter Aoibhel at the polling station.

Image: Chris Radburn / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Taoiseach also denied that the ties being worn by himself and Mr Martin, in the respective party colours of each other, is any kind of signal.

Roisin Shortall of the Social Democrats casts her vote at St Aidan's CBS Whitehall in Dublin.