Home To Vote Again

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https://twitter.com/made0fglitter/status/999280581685870593

People return to Ireland ahead of Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Via #hometovote

Previously: Home To Vote Souvenir (2015)

41 thoughts on “Home To Vote Again

  1. Tea Shack

    Just wanted to say it here that to be eligible to vote you must be ordinarily resident in the country on September 1st of 2017.
    This is something that does not really get checked as if you are registered then you are registered.
    But that is the fact.
    I will most likely travel home to vote if I have the money tomorrow, but I certainly will not plaster it all over social media for this very reason.
    http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/introduction_to_the_irish_system/right_to_vote.html

  2. Science

    Reporting some of these to their local authority as they are trying to vote illegally. €800 on a flight for nothing.

  3. mildred st. meadowlark

    Very moving actually. Well done to all of them – even the token no voter ;)

    1. Ron Dolan

      Even the No voter indeed – its great to see people going to such lengths to stand up for what they believe!

      I might disagree, but its great to see people taking their duty in this matter seriously, so well done to all, including the No voters, admirable dedication.

      1. Cu Cullan

        No it’s not. It’s abhorrent that some other person thinks it’s ok to risk my girls life because they have a principal. Fup them. Fup every last one of them. May they rot in the hell they believe in.

          1. Cu Cullan

            Do you think this is some kind a joke ? Have an old laugh at how the other half have to live.. there is nothing funny about what the 8th has done to the citizens of this country..

  4. Anne

    The No Voter should rephrase – Where I live I am valued and have full access to healthcare but I’m coming home to vote No to make sure women in Ireland don’t have these same rights then I’ll go back to the UK where I can get proper healthcare and pretend all the Irish women flying over to the UK don’t exist. Lalalala Ireland is abortion free.

    Surprised any No voter can live somewhere as terrible as the UK with all their killing of babies we’ve seen in posters over the last while

    1. rotide

      Where I live I am valued and have full access to healthcare but I’m coming home to vote No to make sure women in Ireland don’t have these same rights then I’ll go back to the UK where I can get proper healthcare and pretend all the Irish women flying over to the UK don’t exist. Lalalala Ireland is abortion free.

      Hmm, doesn’t quite roll off the tongue or fit on a sign.

      Work up some alternatives and represent at 9 tommorow, there’s a good girl

      1. Anne

        Unfortunately life and pregnancy are not simple and the many complex and difficult stories I have heard don’t fit easily on a sign indeed nor do the real reasons why some are such vocal No advocates. Much easier to put a meaningless platitude on a sign like the No voter above.

        Ps good girl? Am I to take it you are a No voter with your patronizing and condescending attitude towards grown women?

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          He’s not actually, I don’t think.

          He is however a scallywag who enjoys riling earnest folk such as ourselves.

        2. rotide

          You can take whatever you want or you could realise that it was a joke and something aimed squarely at the type of person who could type your meaningless platitudes paragraph and not realise that it applies to both sides equally.

          Glad you lived up to the cliche though

  5. Marbe

    My hat off to them – coming home to vote. Well done all, even the last one (through gritted teeth).

  6. postmanpat

    Maybe pairs of fly home to vote No or Yes can call a truce seeing as one vote cancels out the other. And save the tons of carbon that air travel produces? I’m voting Yes on Friday, any No’s out there want to not fly in and I just wont vote? Same difference, Any takers?

  7. Junkface

    Fair play to them coming from so far away. Halfway around the world some of them were.

    1. I am known as

      Yes – the fact that women are forced to seek terminations abroad even for reasons of ill health or fatal foetal abnormality is in flagrant breach of EU law

  8. Dermie

    Coming home and paying €800 for the flight is one thing. Banging on about it on Twitter is certainly another…

  9. Daisy Chainsaw

    Antichoice hypocrisy: “I’m travelling from the country I moved to with a liberal abortion regime to deny the women and girls in the country I left the same rights I enjoy by virtue of geography.”

  10. SOQ

    Is there still women out there who think that drag queen size false nails and eyelashes are attractive? Really?

    I’m so ahead of the times.

  11. Frilly Waters

    Can I just thank all the #HomeToVote arrivals for bringing the weather with them

    Happy flip flop season everyone

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