We caught up with Limerick's whenyoung when they were in Dublin to play a show at The Grand Social. The trio, now based in London have been following developments in Ireland as their career takes off in the UK and Europe with a sense of despair and hesitance.

You guys are on tour during the referendum and won't be able to vote, but if you were, what way would you be voting?

We really wish we could vote but unfortunately we’re not eligible as we’ve been living away from Ireland for more than 18 months. If we were eligible to vote we’d be making the journey home despite being on tour. This referendum means a lot to us and we are supporting the yes campaign. We strongly believe that women should have autonomy over their bodies and safe and legal access to abortion.

Have you been on a personal journey to come to this decision?

We have been early supporters of the repeal the 8th campaign. For us there was no question that the 8th amendment should most definitely be removed to ensure women have a choice.

Have you had difficult conversations about this issue? If so what advice would you give people who are hesitant to have these conversations?

We realise that this referendum is extremely divisive and on a recent trip to Ireland this became more apparent after seeing and hearing the prominence of the no campaign. Living abroad, surrounded by like minded yes campaign supporting Irish friends we were surprised that strength of the no campaign. I think it’s important to discuss this issue with family and friends as many people are undecided on their vote and need more information in order to make their decision. Their vote could create a more compassionate and progressive Ireland.

Is there anything you’d like to say to undecided voters?

We think that it should be stressed that abortion is a medical need in Ireland and it should be supported by law and services for women who need it. We think that the constitution shouldn’t have control over a woman’s personal choice.