28 May 2018

Irish New Zealanders celebrate abortion referendum result

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:42 pm on 28 May 2018

On Saturday night the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to overturn its long standing abortion ban by 66.4 percent to 33.6 percent.

A group of Irish wellingtonians and others, gathered at a bar in the city to watch the outcome live.

It was organised by the group Together for Yes and one of the members, Collette Harvey joins us to talk about the historic result and what it means.

Together for Yes gathering in Wellington to watch the results of the Irish Abortion Referendum

Together for Yes gathering in Wellington to watch the results of the Irish Abortion Referendum Photo: Together For Yes (facebook)

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