People living on islands off the coast of Donegal will cast their votes in the general election today.
It was thought that last year’s and local elections would be the last time islanders would vote ahead of the rest of the country.
However legislation to allow islanders vote on the same day as other voters – despite having gone through the second stage in the Dáil – had not been passed by the time the general election was called.
Around 750 people are registered to vote on five islands off Donegal and they will cast their ballots today.
This morning, ballot boxes will be brought by ferry and helicopter to the islands including Tory and Arranmore.