Tuesday 19 June 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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'Yes' side in abortion referendum raise more than €100k in five hours

The Together for Yes poster for the referendum was launched yesterday with the help of campaign co-directors Orla O’Connor, Ailbhe Smyth and Grainne Griffin. Photo: Maxwells
The Together for Yes poster for the referendum was launched yesterday with the help of campaign co-directors Orla O’Connor, Ailbhe Smyth and Grainne Griffin. Photo: Maxwells
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

THE 'Together for Yes' campaign has exceeded a €50,000 fundraising target for its abortion referendum poster campaign in the space of four and a half hours.

An online crowdfunding push has seen more than €100,000 raised by 1pm this afternoon.

It comes a day after Together for Yes denied the 'No' side had stolen a march on them and they were late in beginning their poster campaign.

The average donation today has been just under €40.

The group which is campaigning for a Repeal of the Eighth Amendment on abortion has now upped it's target for the fundraising initiative to €150,000 over seven days.

This will allow them to pay for 15,000 posters.

Anti-abortion posters have been rolled out for more than a week. One group alone, Save the 8th, plan to erect 20,000 posters by the end of the campaign.

Save the 8th has raised more than €400,000 so far for their campaign to retain the Eighth Amendment and hope to raise more in the coming weeks.

Together for Yes has raised around €230,000 in recent weeks, including this morning's funding.

Their target is to raise €500,000 during the campaign.

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