A Dundalk student who attended Louth's Fianna Fail convention put tough questions about Ireland's future to the Minister for Finance.
Helena Mullins, aged 21, from The Crescent, Dundalk interviewed Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan for Dundalk FM.
Helena is currently doing a BA Cumarsid (Communications & Media) in Carraroe, Co Galway, which is part of NUI Galway.
"I asked him (Minister Lenihan) if he was confident about Ireland's future and about the IMF bailout being a success," she said.
"I also asked him about NAMA and when the Government would start pumping money back into the economy."
Helena added: "He spoke very well with loads of conviction and confidence. He promised that pensions wouldn't be cut.
"It was very interesting. I think more members of the public should attend the various party conventions to inform themselves about the different party policies. It's important to make your vote count in the next general election."
l Helena Mullins from The Crescent with Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan