Trigger workflow on issue comment reaction?

Is it possible to write an action that triggers when a reaction is added to an issue or to an issue comment?

Sadly, no.

You can ask GitHub nicely –

I’m waiting for this feature myself…

Hi @simonw,

There is no github event on issue comment reaction. As @jsoref mentioned, you can raise a feature request ticket here:[category]=actions .

As an alternative, you can use other event, for instance, edit issue comment (on: issue_comment), labels(on: issues type: labeled)…etc. Please refer to the event doc for more details.