Referendum 'a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity', says Saoirse Ronan

Referendum 'a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity', says Saoirse Ronan

Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan is in Dublin this afternoon to launch the Yes Equality 'Your Yes Matters' campaign.

The actress, who hails from Co Carlow, is encouraging people to get out and vote Yes in the Marriage Equality Referendum on Friday.

"I’m voting YES because I want to live in a country that is just, equal and fair for all the citizens of Ireland," the actress said.

"May 22 brings a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for my generation to shape the Ireland we want to live in."

Yes Equality spokesperson Brian Sheehan said: "We ask all people voting Yes to plan their day around the time they expect to vote next Friday.

"People who plan how and when to vote are 30% more likely to actually cast their ballot.

"We need each and every person who is voting Yes to use their vote. The only poll that matters is the one next Friday, May 22.

"As well as planning a voting time, we ask people to talk to family and friends about their plan for voting. Every person in Ireland voting Yes has the chance to be part of a movement which makes marriage and Irish family life more inclusive for all citizens."

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