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Ireland Has Voted: YES To Repeal The 8th Amendment

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In what is arguably one of the most controversial votes in Irish history Ireland has voted a Yes vote.

From the initial exit poll votes, it is evident that a YES vote was becoming dominant.

There were equal arguments for both sides, but as it stands, it is a significant step forward for women’s rights.

Counting began this morning at 09:00 local time.yes vote Ireland (1)

Few anticipated the great wave of support for repeal of Eighth Amendment that swept the country.

The two main parties of Ireland, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, did not take official positions on the referendum but politicians are permitted to campaign on a personal basis, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who supports a Yes vote.

Now that all of the votes are in there is an official YES vote. 

The people of Ireland have spoken, they want change.

The results were over 2.1 million votes.

1.4 Million For Yes 

Over 700 thousand For No

Many are calling the victory a landslide.

Many people still feel very passionate about the NO vote.

How do you feel about this result?

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George Andrews

Friday 1st of June 2018

Well English tried to separate the Irish from the Catholic Church it seems the Irish have done it themselves.

Maureen Ferriter

Friday 1st of June 2018

I am very sad for all the unborn babies! The choice begins before pregnancy!

michael moore

Saturday 26th of May 2018

Nothing historic here, just Ireland catching up with the rest of the world. Way too long the Irish people have been living the con that is the Roman Catholic Church, well done to wise up.