Advocates raised money to help expats fly home to vote and campaigned to support the repeal movement in Ireland

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll in. But she couldn’t afford it and, having lived outside of Ireland for more than 18 months, she also wasn’t eligible to vote.

So she did what she could to support the repeal movement from her home near Launceston, Tasmania, where she has been living on a regional skilled migration visa. She raised money to help expats living in Australia fly home to vote and organised a gathering at her home on Saturday night to watch coverage of the results, staying up past 4am on Sunday until the landslide was confirmed.

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