Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has said young people's involvement is vital in politics.
Mr Kenny is in Waterford today to address Fine Gael's Young Summer School in Tramore. He said he was glad to speak directly to "the future leaders of Fine Gael, but also the possible future leaders of our country".
More than 100 delegates from branches around the country have gathered for the three-day event.
It's the largest number to attend the annual get together since it began twelve years ago.