Eighth Amendment

'Stepping out from under our shadows': How international media reacted to the referendum

The eyes of the world were on Ireland yesterday.

YESTERDAY WAS A very significant day in Irish history.

The country voted by 66.4% to 33.6% to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution, paving the way for the legalisation of abortion in some circumstances.

More than 2.1 million votes were cast, with over 1.4 million in favour of repeal. At 64.5%, the turnout was one of the highest ever recorded for a referendum in this country.

There has been a lot of international media interest in the campaign and referendum, and many outlets covered yesterday’s results. Here’s a round-up of some of the headlines:


nyt The New York Times The New York Times

nyt2 The New York Times The New York Times

guard The Guardian The Guardian

sky Sky News Sky News

sky2 Sky News Sky News

ind2 The Independent The Independent

buzz Buzzfeed Buzzfeed

time Time Time


tel The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph

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