Changing Ireland ‘exemplified by vibrant Yes campaign’ – McDonald

Speaking at the close of polls for the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD said:

“I want to thank all those Sinn Féin members who campaigned for a Yes vote across the state.  I also want to thank and congratulate the Together4Yes group on a magnificent campaign.

“This campaign was marked by the woman who came forward to share their personal stories of dealing with tragic circumstances.

“The campaign created a space for Ireland, North and South, to look at the experiences of women and I believe that we are all better for that.  The voices of these women have been heard and can no longer be silenced by guilt or neglected by government.

“Ireland is changing and this is evident in the vibrant Yes campaign headed up by women and young people. I want to thank every one who voted and campaigned for Yes.”