Paul Melia: We need long-term vision from politicians
By any yardstick, this has been a dull General Election. There has been no standout moment, no point over recent weeks where a politician or party produced an idea which captured the public's imagination.
There's a simple reason why - our politicians are jaded, too taken with arguing and scoring cheap political points than setting out an ambitious agenda to renew our Republic.
The conversation needs to move on if we are to realise the grand ambition of the heroes of 1916. We, the citizens, should be demanding more.