Dublin Airport on May 24th: voters were welcomed and cheered as they entered the arrivals lounge.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

From Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Toronto, Irish emigrants came flocking home in their droves last week, showing Ireland and the world that the(...)

Sinn Féin leader in the North Michelle O’Neill  and  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  celebrating the result of the  abortion referendum  in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The abortion referendum result will have “no impact” on Northern Ireland’s restrictive regime, Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has decl(...)

The London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign said the decisive Yes vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment means there is a strong mandate to continue campaigning for change north of the Border in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

British-based Irish abortion rights activists have said they will immediately transfer their focus to changing the law in Northern Ireland in an attem(...)

Rome-based Aoife Cassin: “I was already aware Irish citizens living abroad had to travel home in order to vote, which I feel, like the Eighth Amendment, is also outdated.”

In the run-up to the same-sex marriage referendum in May 2015, social media was flooded with stories of Irish emigrants returning home to vote. Journe(...)

Members of the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign at the International Women’s Day march in 2017. Photograph: John Wells

On May 21st, 2015, the day before Ireland voted to introduce marriage equality, #HometoVote began to trend on Twitter. By 5pm on the day of the refere(...)