Irish Referendum: Foreign “Elves” Boosting Yes Vote

It’ll be a while before we have results from the Irish gay marriage referendum (the final result is expected sometime mid- afternoon, Saturday). Meanwhile, we have some terrific and heartwarming  reports from the ground, especially from the  crowd, who’ve been returning from foreign parts, far and wide, just to cast their votes.

Naomi O’Leary tweeted

“This is the scene on the 9:10 London to Holyhead train as Irish abroad return  “

I  also especially enjoyed this.

The is like when you’re watching The Hobbit and an army of elves you’d forgotten from earlier in the film arrive over a hill.

There’ll be a wait for results, but early indications are encouraging. Turnout is high, especially in urban areas, and with young voters  – both


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