Ní Riada said;
“This referendum is about equality, no matter what way you dress it up. At its core it is about ensuring all people, and all couples, have access to equal rights, dignity and respect.
“I have had several discussions with young LGBT and Sinn Féin activists about the campaign and the recurring theme is that our major challenge will be to get the voters out on the day.
“There are no foregone conclusions in elections and referendums, and I am calling on young people in particular to make sure they get out and vote on May 22nd.
“Marriage equality is a necessary step on our road towards an Ireland of equals, where all are respected and cherished for their worth. Discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation can no longer have a place in our legal system. Vote for change this May!”