Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan says she is excited and honoured that her first vote will be for marriage equality.
The 21-year-old Carlow native is eager to encourage her fellow young people to get out and vote this Friday in the Marriage Equality referendum.
Speaking at the Yes Equality ‘Your Yes Matters get out the vote’ campaign launch, Ms Ronan said this is an opportunity for her generation to create a fair and equal society.
“I’m really excited about it and I’m really honoured that my first vote is going to be a yes vote for marriage equality,” she said.
“If it’s a yes vote it means we’re standing with the best of them. We’re forward-thinking, we’re fair, we’re just and we’re equal. If we don’t, then we’re none of those things and I would be extremely disappointed.”