Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed a ‘quiet revolution’ on Saturday as Ireland voted to liberalise some of Europe’s strictest abortion laws in a historic landslide referendum vote on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

It took me 1,349 days to publicly acknowledge my abortion. In the weeks leading up to the referendum, I couldn’t bring myself to reveal that I termin(...)

In the early hours of Sunday morning, people stopped and hugged, lit candles or left notes at the mural depicting Savita Halappanavar at Portobello. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Among the messages fixed to a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin this weekend was one stating simply: “Sorry we were too late. But we are here now(...)

Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Galway’s Indian community has welcomed the result of the referendum, describing it as “heartening” for the women of Ireland and for the family of the (...)

‘I spent most of the last 24 hours in tears watching the incredible work women and many men in Ireland have done to bring about change.’ Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll (...)

Yes supporter Laura Mahon and Minister for Health Simon Harris share an emotional moment in Dublin Castle. Photograph: @Niamh_Cupl/Twitter

Simon Harris is a hero for Ireland, according to Yes supporter Laura Mahon who was seen talking to and hugging the Minister for Health in Dublin Castl(...)

A woman writes a note on the Savita Halappanavar mural in Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

People have been gathering, laying flowers and writing notes of sorrow and gratitude, at a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin on Saturday. The mu(...)

A tally sign featuring a photo of Savita Halappanavar during the abortion referendum count in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

  The results in five charts The Yes side has won the referendum on whether to repeal the Eig(...)

In a video Mr Yalagi said no family should have to endure the pain and suffering they had has since Ms Halappanavar died

The parents of Savita Halappanavar say they are “really, really happy” the Irish people are on course to deliver a strong ‘Yes’ in the abortion refere(...)

 Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin, Annie Hoey   and Sarah Moynihan from Together for Yes on the canvass in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

We are asking people to vote Yes so we can remove the harmful Eighth Amendment from our Constitution and end the dangers it has created for women’s he(...)

‘My father canvassed in favour of the Eighth Amendment in 1983. I was 10 years old, and my family of 10 celebrated the victory for God.’

I was born in Ireland. I have an Irish passport. I travel there at least once a year. Most of my family is there, but I cannot vote. I have never give(...)

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