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Thousands of Irish citizens across the world have been flying back home to vote in the referendum on whether to remove the near total abortion ban from their constitution.
On Friday 25 May, Irish citizens can vote on whether to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, that states the unborn foetus' life is equal to the mother's, effectively banning abortion.
Citizens have to vote on the referendum in Ireland, so many are flying home from across the world to make their voices heard.
People have been sharing their posts to social media, with the hashtag #RepealThe8th, as well as #HomeToVote, documenting the journeys they've taken.
So so sad to be leaving Costa Rica today for the long journey home. It’s been an incredible 3 months. I’m glad I pl… https://t.co/KEdVidB0gm — Nicola O'Leary (@Nicola O'Leary)
Very proud of my wife catching an early morning flight as she heads #hometovote.
A very resounding YES vote in our… https://t.co/uacJ1pHTd6 — Tom Spencer (@Tom Spencer)
I’m coming #hometovote! Thirty hours from Bangkok to Dublin on a mission to repeal that eighth and get my bodily au… https://t.co/oc8mvIa9pn — Louise (@Louise)
Cost of flights from Hanoi to Dublin: 800 euro. Length of journey: 20 hours. Chance to #repealthe8th: PRICELESS.… https://t.co/wVc8Aa07s3 — keanu niamh (@keanu niamh)
Boarding a 13 hour flight from Buenos Aires to London. London to Dublin tomorrow. No one at airport knows what my r… https://t.co/4ys6lw5HZP — Ciaran Gaffney (@Ciaran Gaffney)
Was actually so humbled and relieved to meet four other Irish people on the flight from Buenos Aires to London, all… https://t.co/QgkJRN4GAW — Ciaran Gaffney (@Ciaran Gaffney)
All the way from Sweden to Kerry, a 12 hour journey to cross a big fat YES on the ballot paper #HometoVote… https://t.co/mU6rmVfFA9 — Nora Duggan (@Nora Duggan)
#hometovote from Queensland to Dublin. Arrived in today and worth it. Drinking Lyons tea at 5am with jetlag.… https://t.co/bt7eLPx7Fk — Siobhan Gilroy (@Siobhan Gilroy)
Just collected eldest son from Dublin Airport. In 2015 Ireland gave him his right - the right to get married.
On… https://t.co/N0umYvarff — Noeleen McHugh (@Noeleen McHugh)
1) Newcastle to Sydney Airport on 2 trains -3 hours
2)Plane to Abu Dhabi -16 hours
3) Plane to Ireland -8.5 hours
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