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17th Apr 2019

Together for Yes campaign leaders included on TIME’s top 100 most influential people of 2019

Rudi Kinsella

Time magazine top 100

An incredible achievement.

Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor have been recognised for their successful campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment in Ireland.

The founders and directors of the Together For Yes campaign feature on TIME Magazine’s list of top 100 most influential people of 2019, as their work led to the introduction of safe and legal abortion services in Ireland.

On, Irish actress Ruth Negga wrote a tribute to the women, explaining why they deserve to be on the list.

She wrote: “It was breathtaking to witness the determination, intelligence and sheer hard work of its leaders Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor, who mobilized people of all different backgrounds in the lead-up to the vote. They put the experiences of women and the needs of their country first.

“Their incredible tenacity and integrity and courageousness will be an inspiration for generations to come.”

Other notable names on the list include Michelle Obama, The Rock, Sandra Oh and Nancy Pelosi.

You can see a full list of the 100 people here.

On 25 May, the amendment was passed by 67% voting in favour to 33% voting against.

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