You don’t have to be an Irish citizen to vote in the local elections.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is encouraging migrants to register and vote in next month’s elections.

Local elections are held in Ireland every 5 years. At these elections, members of the local community elect councillors to represent the community in local authorities.

Louise talked to Pippa Woolnough, Communications and Advocacy Manager with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, to ask why it’s so important that migrants vote on May 24th.