'Yes' side in abortion referendum raise more than €100k in five hours
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.