Ireland Votes Resoundingly To Repeal The 8th Amendment

David Layde
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The returning officer has announced the official result is 66.4% Yes, 36.3% No, as all constituencies have declared, Ireland has repealed the 8th amendment.

For Dublin Bay South, it’s Yes on 78.49 No on 21.51 with a turnout of 54.9 percent. Dublin Bay north have declared a Yes vote of  74. 69, No on 25.31 and a turnout of 71.6 percent. Dublin South Central have announced Yes 74.79, No 25.21 with a turnout of 59.6 Percent. Dun laoghaire on Yes 77.06, No on 22.94 and a turnout of 68.52. Kildare North have made the announcement with a resounding Yes on 73.56 No 26.44 and a turnout of  63.76 percent.

A rake of announcements in the south east with Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford all voting Yes by between 68 and 74 per cent. Dublin Central was 76.5 per cent Yes. With the two Cork city constituencies also voting heavily in favour of repeal. Galway East was the first on the board with a 60/40 vote in favour of repeal.

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Savita Halappanavar’s father says he has ‘no words to express his gratitude to the people of Ireland’ for repealing the 8th amendment.  As the tallies show a resounding YES vote,  Savita’s father has told the Hindustan Times that he is “very happy”.

The Taoiseach said its the culmination of a quiet revolution. As the votes continued to be counted showing a huge win for the Yes side.

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The only county at the moment with a NO vote is Donegal where final tallies suggested a slim 52/48 margin of retaining the 8th amendment.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it shows the country is united on the issue.

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