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Irish supporters of the ‘Yes’ vote are celebrating after the country’s historic referendum success on repealing the country’s eighth amendment, which will effectively end its ban on abortion.
People have been celebrating across the country, and politicians and activists alike share in the victory.
Of the result, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said:
What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that has been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years.
Reactions online have been similarly euphoric...
can we all please raise a glass to Ian https://t.co/BiBW3YQ19Z — Hannah Jane Parkinson (@Hannah Jane Parkinson)
I lived in Ireland for a while. On the walls of pub bathrooms, women scrawled the phone numbers for information abo… https://t.co/pZCBWFmBOx — Amanda Guinzburg (@Amanda Guinzburg)
A polite and timely reminder to the ‘pro-life’ people, this doesn’t mean doctors are going to be running around the… https://t.co/PkV0f5jgeA — Lindsey Kelk (@Lindsey Kelk)
Important vote today in Ireland. So impressed by all images of women making the effort to fly home to vote.
That’s… https://t.co/s14SVjwoey — Maria Shriver (@Maria Shriver)
Ireland just repealed the 8th, Saudi Arabia is finally letting women drive, & our ostensible POTUS is a self-confes… https://t.co/YEd5KiGTMy — Litsa Dremousis (@Litsa Dremousis)
This photo says it all. When women own the power of our voices, of our votes we can defeat the patriarchy and every… https://t.co/O69LAuXHit — Wendy Davis (@Wendy Davis)
Great news that the Republic of Ireland has voted to #Repealthe8th to support a woman’s right to choose.
Congratu… https://t.co/B3lXZ3spCP — Jeremy Corbyn (@Jeremy Corbyn)
The No campaign just conceded defeat. Irish women have won. #RepealThe8th has set an example for the whole world. — Laurie Penny (@Laurie Penny)
Now that the #Savethe8th crowd have lost on #repealthe8th, will they campaign for things that will reduce abortion… https://t.co/xqYsZdBDxV — Adam McGibbon 🌍 (@Adam McGibbon 🌍)
“Savita. Savita. Savita.” Cried the crowds as Ireland repealed the 8th amendment at Dublin Castle. #repealthe8th… https://t.co/DZmNtmndSd — Niall Carson (@Niall Carson)
Raw emotion today at the mural to Savita Halappanavar in Dublin as the referendum results roll in.
#repealed… https://t.co/OyE3QgmmU7 — Louise McLoughlin (@Louise McLoughlin)
Crying in my garden. My son looks over, "Is it the Irish again mom?" Yes it is bab #repealedThe8th — Jess Phillips MP (@Jess Phillips MP)
Reactions of Kildare North and South @Together4yes #repealthe8th https://t.co/wI9yScyZMR — Sinead Merrigan (@Sinead Merrigan)