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Ireland Reacts To Repealing The 8th

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07:12 26 May 2018


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The 26th of May 2018 will go down in Irish history as the day that the 8th Amendment was repealed by 66% to 34%.

Every single constituency across the country voted YES, with Donegal being the only expecion.

As per usual, Twitter was the place to see what was an emotional day:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They’re singing in Dublin Castle courtyard awaiting the final result <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thref?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thref</a> <a href="https://t.co/M2m4HWZOpU">pic.twitter.com/M2m4HWZOpU</a></p>&mdash; Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanDefoe/status/1000369180405878786?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Three miraculous religious medals found in Box number 46 from the rural area of Tinryland in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/carlowkilkenny?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#carlowkilkenny</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thref?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thref</a> <a href="https://t.co/2ZSNQYEuhQ">pic.twitter.com/2ZSNQYEuhQ</a></p>&mdash; Paul Quinn (@pdquinn7) <a href="https://twitter.com/pdquinn7/status/1000294401107734528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Pe-ter! Pe-ter!” Pretty sure an obstetrician has never been cheered from a stage like this. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thRef?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thRef</a> <a href="https://t.co/zjoo86jdje">pic.twitter.com/zjoo86jdje</a></p>&mdash; Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) <a href="https://twitter.com/gavreilly/status/1000400019550277639?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very emotional scenes. Many women coming up thanking Health Minister <a href="https://twitter.com/SimonHarrisTD?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SimonHarrisTD</a> for his role in the <a href="https://twitter.com/Together4yes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Together4yes</a> campaign. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thRef?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thRef</a> <a href="https://t.co/TXkWwNxrhp">pic.twitter.com/TXkWwNxrhp</a></p>&mdash; Richard Chambers🎙 (@newschambers) <a href="https://twitter.com/newschambers/status/1000342779413848064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Together to make history <a href="https://twitter.com/MaryLouMcDonald?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MaryLouMcDonald</a> ....a good day for women, democracy and Ireland <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thRef?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thRef</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/repealthe8th?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#repealthe8th</a> <a href="https://t.co/wdcEdctdAd">pic.twitter.com/wdcEdctdAd</a></p>&mdash; Katherine Zappone (@KZapponeTD) <a href="https://twitter.com/KZapponeTD/status/1000343530169143296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Huge cheer of support from the crowd at Dublin Castle for Minister Simon Harris as he leaves - he paid a quick visit to meet some of those awaiting the result. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thRef?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thRef</a> <a href="https://t.co/wQzLJnlxaz">pic.twitter.com/wQzLJnlxaz</a></p>&mdash; Nicky Ryan (@NickyRyan_) <a href="https://twitter.com/NickyRyan_/status/1000360086613778432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My favourite moment in politics so far - I&#39;m so grateful for it.<br> <br>66.4% Yes 33.6% No - a landslide victory for the women and girls of Ireland. This was a collaborate effort on the part of so many.<br><br>Ireland you are wonderful!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/8thref?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#8thref</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RepealedTheEighth?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RepealedTheEighth</a> <a href="https://t.co/OvorjSe7Db">pic.twitter.com/OvorjSe7Db</a></p>&mdash; Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) <a href="https://twitter.com/senatornoone/status/1000431419842318340?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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