Irish celebrities who were very vocal in the lead up to the referendum on the 8th amendment – have celebrated the official results.
1,429,981 people voted Yes and 723,632 people voted No. Making a total of 66.4% votes for Yes and 33.6% no votes.
Cillian Murphy, Niall Horan, Hozier and Bono were among some the famous Irish men who came out in favour of repealing the eighth. F
Famous supporters of the repeal campaign like Laura Whitmore, Sharon Horgan and Amy Huberman have taken to social media today to share their joy about the landslide victory.
Here’s how our stars celebrated the news:
Taoiseach Leo Varadker
Fantastic crowds at Dublin Castle. Remarkable day. A quiet revolution has taken place, a great act of democracy. pic.twitter.com/MLtzkSkdLw
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) May 26, 2018
The Taoiseach advocated for a ‘Yes’ vote and called the referendum a “quiet revolution” as he took in the scenes in Dublin castle where the official referendum result wa announced.
Waking up to a more compassionate Ireland is an amazing feeling, I’m so proud to be Irish. To everyone involved in the YES vote thank you, thank you for trusting me and all the other women in this country by giving us the choice over our own bodies. #Repeal8th #togetherforyes pic.twitter.com/BK0GZkLhBX
— Vogue Williams (@VogueWilliams) May 26, 2018
Vogue Williams was vocal about her intention to repeal the eight as she attended marches and shared pleas for a ‘Yes’ vote with her social media following.
She was delighted to wake up to “a more compassinate Ireland” and also said, “I’m more than happy to pay for John Waters one way ticket out of Ireland, anywhere you want John! Slan 👋”
I just cried in spin class. Partly down to my hamstrings but mostly down to the emotional rollercoaster of the past 48 hours.
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) May 26, 2018
Amy Huberman has been finding the day emotional taking to Twitter to tell her fans she shed some tears in a spin class because she was overwhelmed with the “rollercoaster” that was the referendum.
YES YES YES🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪 …….. . . . . Slán to an old Ireland 👋🏻 Big love & respect to those women who led the campaigns from behind @repealproject @together4yes & everyone who told their stories, campaigned, shared their voice online & #hometovote! All of you exceptional humans have given a voice to so many who had no choice & those that will 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 hiking today some tourists asked to take home our badges to have a little piece of history ❤😭❤ #repealthe8th #prochoice #8thamendment #repealed
Roz Purcell shared sweet snaps with her family saying her dad hadn’t stopped smiling all day as the results were coming through. She even had Willaaay canvassing for the canine vote putting a Yes badge on his collar.
— James Kavanagh (@JamesKavanagh_) May 26, 2018
James Kavanagh has been tweeting up a storm today as the results come in. He was particularly enamoured with a jumper that read ‘REPEALED’, about which he commented “Oh we love a prepared queen 💗 #Repealed”
Aisling Bea’s celebrations were simple as she advised fans to “Get the Tipex out lads.” She also joked about wearing the same thing as her sister today, a REPEAL jumper.
Turns out it wasn’t an echo chamber. It was a country
— David O’Doherty (@phlaimeaux) May 26, 2018
Comedians came out in force to support the repeal movement and David O’Doherty was one such lad.
His vocal support in the lead up to the vote, today turned into expressions of gratitude to Simon Harris and people who came #HomeToVote.
Cried reading this. Thank you everyone who voted for change. The yes vote is bigger than just Ireland. It’s a message of hope to the world https://t.co/0RaVyvIKYI
— Sharon Horgan (@SharonHorgan) May 26, 2018
“F*cking hell lads!” was Sharon Horgan’s repsonse to the exit polls last night and she’s been tearing up all day today reading stories about why the nation’s ‘Yes’ vote was important to people.
The motorway schlep from Preston to Glasgow shortened by watching the tally results come flooding in from all over Ireland. What a glorious, proud day for the country. Well done Ireland, and well done the women of Ireland. #repealedThe8th
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 26, 2018
Dara O’Briain tweeted his delight at the result saying, “What a glorious, proud day for the country. Well done Ireland, and well done the women of Ireland.”
Very Proud to be Irish, #RepealedThe8th ☘🙌🏼
— Claudine Keane (@ClaudineKeane1) May 26, 2018
Claudine Keane was exceptionally proud to Irish today as the results filtered through.
It’s a day of hope and reconciliation with no voters who believed what they where doing was right for their own reasons, but for those that took dark money from beyond our borders to fund a campaign of lies, deceit and shame. Take your shame, you can have it back! #RepealEDthe8th
— Emmet Kirwan (@EmmetKirwan) May 26, 2018
Emmet Kirwan contextualised the realities of the 8th amendment for thousands of people when his spoken word piece, Heartbreak, went viral. He has been actively campaigning for the 8th to be repealed.
— James Patrice (@JamesPatrice) May 26, 2018
James Patrice also advocated for a Yes vote in the lead up to voting. While he was celebrating the Yes victory today he had also had it with Ronán Mullen tweeting, ” WOULD YA WRAP IT UP DENISE!”
— Maïa (YES!) Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) May 26, 2018
Maia Dunphy thanked the people at the centre of the Yes campaigns.
Waking up in Ireland to the news of a probable (& hopeful) landslide victory for the YES vote. This makes me very happy. With all the backwards and fucked up movements in the world right now, you’re making history for the right reason. 💚 #RepealedThe8th
— Hannah Wants (@hannah_wants) May 26, 2018
While she’s not Irish, she did wake up here today and is proud of the nation. She said the results make her very happy and that Ireland is “making history for the right reason.”