For: 1,429,981 (66.4%)
Against: 723,632 (33.6%)
Ireland votes ‘YES’.
Careful, logical, critical contributions carried the day, outweighing the fake news, grim posters, emotional manipulation, attempts at foreign influence, church persuasion, alt-right hectoring, and brain-dead dogmatic pseudo-morality. We focused on the facts and the evidence. We relied on experience and expertise.
We decided that each person could decide for themselves.
We acknowledged each other’s humanity.
Not before time, it must be said.
— Irish Political Maps (@IrishPolMaps) May 26, 2018
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) May 26, 2018
Brian Hughes is an academic psychologist and university professor in Galway, Ireland, specialising in stress, health, and the application of psychology to social issues. He writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, medicine, and politics.