After Eights Had The Perfect Response To Becoming The Unofficial Snack Of The Referendum
Instagram/together4yesAfter a whirlwind few days in Ireland, at least 66.4% of the nation is overjoyed that the Eighth Amendment has been repealed.
While crowds celebrated in Dublin Castle on Saturday, one woman handed out a very clever snack: After Eights.
After campaigning for legal abortions in Ireland since 1978, Sandra Stephen was “catching the vibe” and handing out After Eights as she celebrated.
Catching the vibe in Dublin Castle pic.twitter.com/Nipr4Y9Clh
— Saundra Stephen (@hiheal) May 26, 2018
They were also being handed out down in Cork:
I turned around in a bar in Cork yesterday and – pic.twitter.com/0I74adqYIG
— Lisa Twohig (@LisaTwohig) May 27, 2018
After a long and tiring few days, it took a few people sometime to catch onto the joke.
Omg I'm so tired it has taken me until now to get the whole After Eight thing ???
— Sharon Leavy (@SharonLeavy1) May 26, 2018
Even RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher-Hayes was offered a chocolate – they were also left as tributes at the Savita Halappanavar memorial at the Bernard Shaw.
In Dublin Castle a woman has just handed me an After Eight.
— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) May 26, 2018
— Seán Cannon-Earley (@seanearley) May 27, 2018
After all this, After Eight had to respond to the use of their chocolates during the celebrations:
We best get some more supplies to Ireland… https://t.co/FUiTDCqORA
— After Eight (@AfterEightUK) May 27, 2018
Sound lads. Have you enough for 1,429,981 people? Cheers.
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