In Belgium they've been without a government for over seven months yet the country is still running.
In the North, UK, and the European Parliament, Sinn Fein are participating in parliamentary business as they are also doing here in the Republic.
Given the 'old' politics of the three main parties here, maybe the time has come to elect candidates who will bring the experience of an 'international' parliamentary perspective to the Dail chamber.
Seeing that FF, FG and Labour seem intent on maintaining a 'rotating' blame game maybe the time has come for a clean broom to be in power in Leinster House.
For too long Irish people have just gone along like sheep with their neighbours' voting patterns. The time has come for every voter to be a Me Feiner in this election.
BRAY, CO WICKLOW