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This General Election Will Give Students A Real Chance To Be Heard

This General Election Will Give Students A Real Chance To Be Heard

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar chose to dissolve the Dáil today and called a general election on Saturday, February 8th. This is great news for Irish students.

Finally, we are getting a Saturday election. It's the first time this is happening since 1918. Unlike other elections in the past, students from the country who are registered to vote at home won't have to miss university or work to vote. The Saturday elections means more students can vote and exercise our democratic rights.

This is really important. Students are at the frontline of many of the really important issues in Irish society today, such as the housing crisis. Inevitably we'll inherit the brunt of the climate crisis. Students need to be heard on a range of burning social issues. We need to be heard during this upcoming election.

Mark February 8 on your calendar and doublecheck that you're on the Electoral Register. It'll be a huge day for young people in this country. Let's get #hometovote trending again.

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