Senator Katherine Zappone proposes to her partner live on RTE
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Senator Katherine Zappone proposes to her partner live on RTE

AS the final votes are counted after yesterday's same-sex marriage referendum, Irish senator Katherine Zappone has proposed to her partner Ann Louise Gilligan live on television.

The senator, who married Ms Gilligan in a life-partnership ceremony in 1982, was speaking with RTE broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan on the live coverage of the referendum results.

After speaking directly to the camera, Ms Zappone said: "There's nothing like an Irish wedding, right?"

Her colleague, Senator David Norris, also pledged to be a flower girl at the ceremony.

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Counting is almost done in the referendum - and the yes side appears to have won by a landslide.

Watch the touching moment below

Senator Katherine Zappone has proposed to her partner Ann Louise Gilligan live on RTÉ's referendum coverage

Posted by RTÉ News on Dé Sathairn, 23 Bealtaine 2015