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'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:

BBC2 Source: BBC

nyt Source: The New York Times

nyt2 Source: The New York Times

guard Source: The Guardian

sky Source: Sky News

sky2 Source: Sky News

ind2 Source: The Independent

buzz Source: Buzzfeed

time Source: Time

cnn Source: CNN

tel Source: The Sunday Telegraph

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