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AIBU to say well done Ireland!

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onalongsabbatical Sat 26-May-18 11:50:38

AIBU to say well done Ireland! I feel immensely moved. A real sign of positive and enlightened change on this planet of ours where so much is awful. You lovely people. Let’s have a thread of celebration – all welcome, of course. Dissent will be discussed if necessary. But, for the moment I want to cheer. Hurrah!

PurpleTigerLove Sat 26-May-18 11:51:20

Well done Ireland !

53rdWay Sat 26-May-18 11:53:48

YANBU!

VogueVVague Sat 26-May-18 11:55:14

I wont be cheering.

Its a pretty basic right in place across pretty much everywhere else in the developed world and its about 100 years too late.

Bejazzled Sat 26-May-18 11:57:33

I agree op. Great news for the women of Ireland

MuddlingMackem Sat 26-May-18 11:58:35

I'm very pleased for Ireland if the result is as the exit polls are saying.

However, as I'm English, I'll save the rejoicing until Northern Ireland also have the same rights and are finally equal to the rest of the UK.

Loonoon Sat 26-May-18 12:01:59

I am so happy about the result. It is a triumph for women and for democracy. Now it's time for NI to get in line.

Puzzledandpissedoff Sat 26-May-18 12:05:23

Good news on the face of it, but please can I ask a question?

Despite the vote, do folk feel this likely to lead to any real change for the women of Ireland, given the strength of religious convictions in the area? I'm honestly not trying to put a downer on the excellent news, merely wondering if some sort of exemptions will be organised for medical staff who still object, and what effect such a thing would have

TheBogWitchIsBack Sat 26-May-18 12:08:45

It's great news. I would love to think NI will be next but we don't even have same sex marriage yet so while it would be amazing i feel it's a long way off sadly.
Still very heartened by what's happening in the republic.

HughLauriesStubble Sat 26-May-18 12:09:20

I'm Irish and I'm so happy to wake up this morning to a more progressive country. I feel that this, coupled with the marriage referendum 3 years ago is a huge move forward for us, and takes us one step closer to independence from religious interference.

It's been a long time coming though.

Grenoble124 Sat 26-May-18 12:12:43

Irish here. Thrilled with result and very emotional.

RavenWings Sat 26-May-18 12:12:47

Despite the vote, do folk feel this likely to lead to any real change for the women of Ireland, given the strength of religious convictions in the area?

I think the vote today shows that that isn't the case. Ireland has a strong case of cultural Catholicism, rather than deeply held beliefs.

Afaik it will be GPs prescribing abortion pills. I'd hope that there is a clause that if they opt out, they refer on to a GP who will provide the service.

The UK needs to get working on NI now.

Moonkissedlegs Sat 26-May-18 12:16:03

Despite the vote, do folk feel this likely to lead to any real change for the women of Ireland, given the strength of religious convictions in the area? I'm honestly not trying to put a downer on the excellent news, merely wondering if some sort of exemptions will be organised for medical staff who still object, and what effect such a thing would have

But surely given the result, the strength of those religious convictions has already been called into question.

Medical staff will be able to object, and the No campaigners have already said they won't stop protesting for the rights of unborn children, so I expect there will be lots of picketing outside clinics. I think someone on here said it will only be available in limited places? But it surely will be a big change compared to what women currently have there.

Sprinklesinmyelbow Sat 26-May-18 12:16:37

Great but now time to get women in the north of Ireland basic human rights

CiderwithBuda Sat 26-May-18 12:18:20

Very proud. Very emotional. Very relieved.

Madonnasmum Sat 26-May-18 12:19:41

A great step. NI next.

Returnofthesmileybar Sat 26-May-18 12:19:55

Jesus Vogue I'd say your great craic at a party hmm, better late than never. I am Irish living in Ireland and delighted with our yes, so you might consider it late in the day but it's worth celebrating all the same. There's all one bah humbug though I guess

VogueVVague Sat 26-May-18 12:20:15

@RavenWings
The UK cant do anything about NI. It is its own country in that respect.

HeyLittleRichGirl Sat 26-May-18 12:21:37

Excellent news. NI next.

LivLemler Sat 26-May-18 12:23:25

Despite the vote, do folk feel this likely to lead to any real change for the women of Ireland, given the strength of religious convictions in the area?

I don't recognise that description of the Ireland I grew up in. I'm astounded and delighted by the margin of the result. But if the No vote had been higher, I really don't think it would have been due to the church. It's a long time since the church has had that kind of hold over society.

If you consider some of the discussions that have taken place in the UK recently about abuse of children by those in power - well I remember Ireland having those discussions about the church when I was a child in the 90s.

Whatthequack Sat 26-May-18 12:23:43

There’s is no government in Northern Ireland atm. We need to get rid of the dinosaurs who are currently on strike and become equal to the rest of the UK.

LivLemler Sat 26-May-18 12:24:25

Vogue - NI is the UK. hmm

VogueVVague Sat 26-May-18 12:28:14

@LivLemler

Well duh.
But abortion is a devolved issue. Hence "...in that respect".

MiggeldyHiggins Sat 26-May-18 12:30:32

Despite the vote, do folk feel this likely to lead to any real change for the women of Ireland, given the strength of religious convictions in the area?

People really need to drop the idea of religious Ireland. Those days are long gone. Even with the no voters most of them are not church going or religious in any real sense.
We are culturally catholic but not religiously so.

Sprinklesinmyelbow Sat 26-May-18 12:32:13

Of course they can. The British and Irish can unite to put pressure on the NI government if there ever is one- defeat the no’s and up the yeses! It’s also a breech of human rights so maybe they need to have action taken both legally and through societal pressure

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