Five young politicians are given one minute to pitch the ideas of their party of the general election.

The five young politicians are Catherine Flanagan (Democratic Left), Seán Ó Síocháin (Progressive Democrats), Gerry Curran (Labour), Colm Brophy (Fine Gael), and Catriona Craddock (Fianna Fáil).

Twenty two year old Catherine Flanagan from the Democratic Left believes it is time for change.

Democratic Left carries on the challenge of the French revolution through a belief in the words that inspired it. Liberty, equality and fraternity.

The Democratic Left currently has six TDs and Catherine Flanagan encourages people not to vote for more of the same and to give her party their support.

Twenty year old Seán Ó Síocháin sets out the Progressive Democrats (PDs) view of a cleaner, safer Ireland where hard work and enterprise is rewarded. He points to the party's record in government to date and appeals for the young vote.

We are free from the tired, old-fashioned and frequently outdated policies of older parties. The Progressive Democrats are a party that believes in fair, honest policies not scandals and scams.

Gerry Curran says the Labour Party is the oldest and the most modern party with the most popular leader in the country.

We are fighting our election on two fronts, on reality and on rights. The reality is 300,000 people unemployed is a scandal. The reality of 6,000 homeless is a disgrace. The reality of a denial to access to further education is ludicrous and the reality of a lack of information for young people, an insult, as is the destruction of our environment, a sin.

The Labour Party are fighting for the right to work, shelter, a decent standard of living, education, equality, clean air, seas and rivers.

Twenty six year old Colm Brophy from Fine Gael says that the forthcoming election is about the right of people to have a future and a job.

Guarantee young people in this country an education system that will give them a chance of a job and when they finish, it must guarantee them a job.

He proposes that tax cuts for young people and for employers to help to get people back to work.

Twenty five year old Catriona Craddock, chairperson of Dublin Ógra Fianna Fáil, believes that the next government must concentrate on job creation.

Ógra are fully behind the government when they talk about setting up a Department of Employment with a Minister for Employment.

Catriona Craddock advocates for a strong, stable government led by Fianna Fáil is needed and that a coalition would lead to disarray.

This episode of 'Jo-Maxi' was broadcast on 19 November 1992. The presenters are Gemma Hill and Brian Graham.