Monday 20 August 2018

Final Results

Repeal the Eighth Amendment?

Yes 66.40% 1,429,981

No 33.60% 723,632

  • Constituencies declared: 40/40

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Crowe and host of international stars weigh in online to back Yes campaign

Hollywood star Russell Crowe
Hollywood star Russell Crowe
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Several Hollywood heavyweights and Irish and British celebrities joined the debate to call for people to vote Yes.

'Gladiator' star Russell Crowe retweeted a video posted by Saoirse Long to his 2.76 million followers. Saoirse shared her story of travelling to England for an abortion during the debate on 'The Pat Kenny Show' this week, and she shared that story again in the video.

The actor shared the video with the caption: "I have two beautiful sons. I wasn't lucky enough to have a daughter. If I had, I'd wish her to have courage like yours. Nobody's daughter should ever be told she doesn't have authority over her own body. This video is the beginning and the end of the debate. #yes."

Meanwhile, Sam Neill was asked his opinion after a fan pointed out that his 'The Commuter' co-star Liam Neeson was supporting a Yes vote. Neill replied: "I'm with Liam. Come on Ireland. #Repealthe8th."

BBC broadcaster Gary Lineker also weighed in, tweeting, "Here's hoping Ireland do the right thing by their women today. #Repealthe8th."

The 'X Factor' host Dermot O'Leary said it is a "big day for Ireland" before asking people to "#Repealthe8th".

'Father Ted' co-creator Graham Linehan has been very vocal about his support for a Yes vote. As well as writing an op-ed for 'Time' magazine, he also shared a video of himself and his wife Helen talking about their experience of having to travel to the UK to terminate a much wanted pregnancy after they found out the foetus had a fatal foetal abnormality.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Mac, who is originally from Dublin, tweeted to call for people to #Repealthe8th.

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