With less than 24 hours to go until the upcoming referendum, Ireland’s overseas citizens are coming home from every possible corner of the world. Although their departing locations may vary from Queensland to London, Buenos Aires to Bangkok, they each have one same goal in sight: to cast their vote.
Read what these reputable Irish citizens have to say about their #hometovote experience and why they’ve made the journey. Word of warning, you may want to have a tissue to hand.
— DC (@donal_cahalane) May 23, 2018
The people travelling #hometovote for the Irish referendum give me faith in humanity. Have your say. Take your right to vote and use it. Huge love ?
— Kate-Frankie Travels (@kate_frankie) May 24, 2018
If you can spare some money to help Irish people travel #hometovote to #repealthe8th, here's the facebook page – just look at the latest posts to see who needs help with airfares. https://t.co/2oNeDCwgll
It is a wall of ??????@cindygallop @salihughes @indiaknight
— Caroline Hughes (@Caz_Lifetise) May 24, 2018
Just going to leave a column open today with all the #hometovote tweets spinning past.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) May 24, 2018
— Vulture Doyle (@Repzy) May 24, 2018
— Jennifer McMahon (@JennytalksPsych) May 24, 2018
— Grace O'Malley (@GraceAOMalley) May 24, 2018
smol quiet reminder that while it's great to push people to go #HomeToVote a huge amount of Irish folks abroad aren't legally eligible to do so and feel very gross about it
— Caroline O'Donoghue (@Czaroline) May 24, 2018
Was actually so humbled and relieved to meet four other Irish people on the flight from Buenos Aires to London, all of them flying onwards to Dublin today or tomorrow to #voteyes. #hometovote #together4yes
— Ciaran Gaffney (@gaffneyciaran) May 23, 2018
— keanu niamh (@HoorayForNiamh) May 22, 2018
— Louise (@made0fglitter) May 23, 2018
My lovely son is coming #hometovote. This poor student used his birthday money to buy plane ticket home. Just messaged me "we will get you to the Emerald City on Friday" ?? He will #voteyes with his Dad. For his sister, his Mum & women of Ireland #togetherforyes @Men4Yes
— Colette Kelleher (@ColetteKelleher) May 22, 2018
— Ailbhe Smyth (@ailbhes) May 23, 2018
There are about 35 young gals, most of them on their own, waiting for bags from my flight to Dublin from Sydney ??? #hometovote
— Owen Murphy (@foreveralowen) May 18, 2018
— Dr Saundra Stephen (@hiheal) May 23, 2018
In Abu Dhabi now (pls ignore previous mistake). On the third and final leg of my journey back #HomeToVote. I'm pretty exhausted, but it will be worth it when we come #togetherforyes! pic.twitter.com/6H2ToDRyiz
— ??????? BLM (@Corballicious) May 24, 2018
So I forgot my repeal jumper when I first started my travels in January and now my mam and dad are after showing up at Dublin airport with the jumper in hand and I just ???????? #HomeToVote #Together4Yes #repealthe8th #VietnamToIreland pic.twitter.com/lJ7yGvg5YO
— keanu niamh (@HoorayForNiamh) May 23, 2018
During the Marriage Equality ref, the #HometoVote tweets for repeal filled me with so much happiness and love at the end of the referendum that was emotionally draining in the extreme. 3 years later, ye feckers have me all emotional again #TogetherForYes #sobsobsob
— Drew Murphy (@drewtmurphy) May 23, 2018
Just collected eldest son from Dublin Airport. In 2015 Ireland gave him his right – the right to get married.
On Friday he’ll return the favour and vote to give women the right to make decisions about their own bodies. #Together4Yes #hometovote #soproud
— Noeleen McHugh ???? (@MchughNoeleen) May 23, 2018
(No, you’re crying!)
Main image via dublinairport.com