Inspiring, powerful emotional #hometovote tweets

Today's the day: after months (or arguably years, or decades) of build-up, the Irish people go to the polls to vote on whether to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution or not

Like the Marriage Equality referendum three years ago, thousands of recent emigrants have also been returning home to vote, and the subsequent #hometovote hashtag and the stories that go with it have been pretty emotional at times - not to mention the numerous offers of lifts, places to stay and more from one stranger to another.

Even Russell Crowe has added his voice to the fray, while the likes of Lily Allen and Pink have also lent their support to the Yes campaign on social media:

IRELAND: #repealthe8th #togetherforyes❤️

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See some of the best #hometovote tweets below:



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