The Week that was
A look back at the week's events.
Sinn Féin has pitched Gerry Adams as Taoiseach in a coalition to be headed up by anti-water charges parties. The proposed coalition could also result in Mr Adams leading a bigger block than Fianna Fáil.
Jobs will be lost if the result of the General Election leads to "political instability" or gives a greater sway to fringe elements, the country's top business leaders have warned in a letter to the Irish Independent. Executives working with a range of national and international companies have joined forces to ask voters to look at the global economic situation.