Well, we've heard all the debates and it's time to cast our votes.
I think it would be most helpful if RTÉ had a programme explaining our voting system. In all my years of being involved in elections it never ceases to amaze me the number of people who do not understand it (PR STV).
It it a wonderfully democratic system compared to our neighbours Britain, who have a first-past-the post system. People should check out Citizens Information online where it is very well explained.
In brief: A candidate is elected when he/she reaches the quota, The quota is calculated by dividing the total valid poll by one more than the number of seats to be filled. For example: In a four-seat constituency with a total valid pool of 25,000, the quota is 25,000 divided by five (one more than the number of seats) and then add one. The quota is 5,001.
If a candidate is elected on the first count and he/she has a surplus, the surplus is transferred in proportion to how many second preferences the other candidates received in the elected candidate's vote.
For example: Candidate A receives 6,000 first preference votes at the first count. The quota is 5,000. A is elected with a surplus of 1,000 votes.
Out of A's 6,000 total, 30pc gave their second preference to B, and 20pc gave their second preference to C. B receives 300 votes (30pc of 1,000) and C receives 200 votes (20pc of 1,000). Where a candidate reaches the quota after the first count, only the ballot papers that brought them over the quota are examined (the votes that were transferred from the previous count).
So when you vote make sure you exercise your full vote and complete the ballot paper. A number 4 vote may well end up as a number 1 vote after a number of counts.
Tuam, Co Galway
Silence of suspense will hang over the exit poll
There will be some noise this weekend. The sound of balloons bursting, jaws and pennies dropping and chickens, like governmental and electoral mistakes, fluttering home to roost. The result of tomorrow night's exit poll will, however, be awaited in silence
Mary F Rogan
Anach Cuain, Co na Gaillimhe
Once upon a time, there were election promises
The only heading I can classify the political parties' manifestos under is 'Fairytales'.
Bid to halt Sinn Féin an attack on electorate's will
The sheer level of bile and venom hurled at Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald on account of her stand in opposing the Special Criminal Court is a bitter and incorrigible attack on democracy.
There appears to be a steely determination by opponents of Sinn Féin to form a consensus to create a political atmosphere where Sinn Féin is rendered politically toxic and impotent.
On the issue of the Special Criminal Court, McDonald is not a lone voice. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Amnesty International and the UN Commission on Human Rights have all expressed their opposition to the continuation of these courts, especially when used against civilians. Indeed, there was a time when Fine Gael and Labour also opposed such draconian measures.
Trial by jury is a bulwark of our Constitution. In the Irish State we are lucky in that our Constitution is highly valued and robustly defended by the Supreme Court.
Indeed, one respected member of the judiciary, the late Cearbhall Ó Dalaigh, felt obliged to stand down as President of Ireland due to criticism for exercising his right to refer suspect legislation back to the Supreme Court for adjudication.
SF march from Armalite to ballot box is not over
At a time when the country is still reeling in the aftershock of the recent brutal gangland murder and dismemberment of a teenager, the last thing we need to hear on RTÉ's 'Prime Time' leaders' debate is Mary Lou McDonald being unable to commit Sinn Féin's unequivocal support for the Special Criminal Court (yet again).
Like many, I was also appalled the Sinn Féin president hadn't bothered to check the exact wording of reprehensible comments made by Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy about murder victim Paul Quinn, whom the Independent Monitoring Commission believe was brutally killed in 2007 by an IRA gang - and that she has failed to appropriately censure the Northern Irish finance minister for his comments.
The long march from the Armalite to the ballot box continues for Sinn Féin despite all their bluster about delivering radical change.
Fine Gael will pay heavily for its failure on health
When asked to set out key policies they will introduce in their first 100 days in office, Fine Gael again repeated the promise to "bring in free GP care" ('100 days: How parties propose to fix health crisis', Irish Independent, February 4).
This is a laudable objective but given the deterioration in the quality of the GP service in recent years, Fine Gael's stewardship is now a great concern.
For example, for the first time since the introduction of the medical card, GPs no longer provide a blood test service as before.
The GPs, in pursuing a dispute with Health Minister Simon Harris, arbitrarily decided to throw their patients into the front line of that dispute and withdrew this service.
That has left many elderly persons who require annual blood tests worried and has eroded confidence in the quality of the service. The minister has sat on his hands and allowed the GPs - as he claims - to breach the terms of their contracts and has abandoned patients caught in the middle in the process.
This failure to resolve what should be a relatively straightforward issue is but a small example that goes some way to explain why the electorate has lost all trust in Fine Gael's ability and/or will to deliver a readily accessible quality primary healthcare service.
They will pay a heavy price for this.
Rathedmond, Co Sligo
Brexit-like anger drives rise of McDonald's party
The forces that delivered Brexit exploited the anger and disenchantment of older voters to destroy the future aspirations of Britain's youth.
It looks like Sinn Féin is using the same playbook.
Its surge has been driven by the anger of young and frustrated citizens. But the young, the old and everyone else will wake up to a very different Ireland should Sinn Féin succeed. That anger will not find release in Sinn Féin. The economy we depend on to provide opportunity and pay for vital services will be ruined.
We're going through public anger and political denial but let's not let ourselves wake up to the grief of self-destruction tomorrow.
Dr Tony O'Donnell
The Curragh, Co Kildare
Let's not weight to remove the Imperial Measures
With the UK now out of the EU, is not time to send the final vestiges of British colonialism back where it belongs and certainly beyond the borders of our European nation? I refer to the continued use of the British Imperial Weights and Measurements and particularly with regard to our national broadcaster RTÉ.
I don't mind when an interviewee refers to "a couple of miles" or "inches from" but I think the interviewer should transpose the measure into metric to educate and inform.
It would take about six months to convert attitudes.
I am insulted when supposedly professional journalists still report in miles, yards, feet and inches as well as stone, pounds.
I am outraged and have complained directly, and without response, to RTÉ's 'Operation Transformation' when they weigh participants in stone, lbs and oz as primary measurements.
These weights and measures don't belong in this or the last century.
They belong in the previous century with the Weights and Measures Act of 1824 and the Act of 1878 which established the British Imperial System.
If they have a place anywhere it's not in the EU, not in the 21st century.
Eugene P Hogan