Ruairi Quinn: Early election would introduce uncertainty - there's too much for Coalition still to do
Labour is ready for the election whenever the starting gun is fired. I know in my own constituency of Dublin Bay South we have been out with Kevin Humphreys knocking on doors and meeting constituents just about every day since early summer.
Our manifesto is at an advanced stage, plans for the short campaign itself are being finalised, and many of our staff have already moved into election HQ.
But just because we're ready for an immediate election, doesn't necessarily mean that we should have one.