FG/FF coalition 'not as far-fetched as it seems'

Could Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil form the next coalition government?

Irish Examiner columnist Alison O'Connor, Gary Murphy of the School of Law & Government , PR Consultant and Former Fianna Fail Advisor Paddy Duffy and Fionnan Sheahan, Editor of the Irish Independent, do some crystal-ball gazing on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke.

Dublin Central - small in size but big in competition

RTÉ’s Philip Boucher-Hayes speaks to some of the candidates from Dublin Central; a constituency that has been reduced from four to three seats.

Government plans for free GP care put on hold

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that the Government's plan for free GP care for all has been put on hold as it would "overwhelm the system".

Priscilla Lynch, Editor of the Irish Medical Independent, spoke to Morning Ireland about about a development that is being seen as a sizeable climb-down by the minister.

What a difference a day makes... none, apparently

Studies show that voter turnout is largely unaffected by the day of the week chosen to hold an election.

Dr Stephen Quinlan, manager of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), spoke to RTÉ's Morning Ireland to discuss the reasons why some people choose to vote, and some simply do not feel it is worthwhile.

Economy, USC and water charges 'key issues'

A professor of politics has said the big issue of the upcoming election campaign will be the economy and issues such as the USC and water charges.

Speaking on Morning Ireland, Professor David Farrell of UCD said: "There is a huge responsibility on the media to focus on party policies and not the political games of who will keep or lose their seat."

No political platforms on the platform - train chiefs

The Corporate Communications Manager at Iarnród Éireann has said they are "happy to facilitate canvassers" - just so long as they remain outside the station entrances.

Barry Kenny said: "It is important that commuters are not negatively affected during the election campaign and canvassing on the platforms will not be permitted."