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Irish celebs rejoice as YES vote officially declared winner of the referendum

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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

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.

Vogue Williams

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, “Iโ€™m more than happy to pay for John Waters one way ticket out of Ireland, anywhere you want John! Slan ๐Ÿ‘‹”

Amy Huberman

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.

Roz Purcell

YES YES YES๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช …….. . . . . Slรกn to an old Ireland ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป 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 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป hiking today some tourists asked to take home our badges to have a little piece of history โค๐Ÿ˜ญโค #repealthe8th #prochoice #8thamendment #repealed

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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

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 ๐Ÿ’— #Repealed”

Aisling Bea

Get the Tipex out lads. #RepealEdThe8th

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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.

David O’Doherty

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.

Sharon Horgan

“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.

Dara O’Briain


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.”

Claudine Keane

Claudine Keane was exceptionally proud to Irish today as the results filtered through.

Emmet Kirwan

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

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 Ronรกn Mullen tweeting, ” WOULD YA WRAP IT UP DENISE!”

Maia Dunphy

Maia Dunphy thanked the people at the centre of the Yes campaigns.

Hannah Wants

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.”