This election could trigger lasting change
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil may yet join forces to share power
We face the most intriguing general election since 1948, and the outcome could re-shape Irish politics for future generations.
The current crop of opinion polls suggest a Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition seems the only realistic option.
The surveys also predict Sinn Féin and the very disparate "Independents and Others" have the potential to figure in a new government.