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“This proud, young, progressive, kind country is our home”: what’s next for Ireland after Repeal?

Now the referendum is over, the legislative process begins—and activists turn to the North...

By Pádraig Belton  

“The North is Next” is the sign that popped up in a corner of the crowd awaiting the count in Dublin Castle on Saturday night, after Ireland voted to Repeal the 8th amendment.

In another corner, activist Sarah O’Doherty says, a woman was giving away After Eight chocolates.

Soon—the chance was too good to refuse—Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, and Northern Irish leader Michelle O’Neill, had borrowed “The North…

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