Young people from the South East are being encouraged to vote in the upcoming general election
Reports suggest the Dail could be disbanded on Tuesday, meaning an election taking place at the end of this month
The National Youth Council of Ireland are encouraging those who haven't voted before to do so this time around
Deputy Director and Tipp native James Doorley told Beat News having a vote is vital when candidates call to the doors:
'If you're not in a position to tell a politician you're registered to vote, they're probably not going to be too interested in your views'
'The vote is not the only thing you have, but it is a powerful tool that all citizens should use. Whether it's about education, whether it's about employment, whether it's about how the country is run - they're all issues that will impact on the young people in the South East and across the country.'
He added that the marraige referendum is a prime example of the influence of the young vote:
'We've found that there's been a lot of momentum, a lot of enthusiam and a lot more motivation.'
'I think it's not just the important decision of marraige equality but also the other important issues that young people are facing in their everyday lives'
'A lot more young people are realising that if you want to influence on how the country is run and if you want to change things, then the only way to do that is to actually have a vote and to go out and cast that vote'