Thursday, May 31, 2018


The Eighth Amendment has been repealed. Yes we did. A better Ireland is possible.

From this:


28th November 2012, memorial vigil at Dáil Eireann, following Savita Halappanavar's death.

To this:


25th May 2018, memorial to Savita Halappanavar in Portobello, at 10pm as polls closed in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.

The Eighth Amendment was repealed by 1,429,981 votes Yes (66.4%) to 723,632 votes No (33.6%). All the decades of sadness and pain that has come before, all the deaths and suffering, all the fighting and talking and struggling, all the bravery and honesty and breaking of the silence by women, men and everyone, all the joy and courage and hope that has led to this point. We did it. A better Ireland is now. Repealed.


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