With the commitment to canvassing and telling of narratives in public spaces, the tone of the Repeal campaign changed from that of shame to personal. It proved crucial to the majority outcome. Now as we look to those left behind by these changes in Northern Ireland, we must consider the lessons drawn from this weekend’s result.

This weekend I flew into Dublin. At the airport, I made eye contact with others who, like me, were wearing their Repeal and ‘tá’ badges. We smiled, bit down hard the emotions that rose up and cleared customs. Outside, was the usual scene of people waiting for loved ones. 24…

Kit O'Sullivan

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