The first week of the general election campaign was very slow but it does seem like the election has been ongoing since Christmas and maybe the public just want it to be completed and a new Government installed.
The debate on TV3 between Eamon Gilmore of Labour and Micheal Martin of Fianna Fail proved quite compelling with the new Fianna Fail chief putting up a good performance. However, his 4,400 days as a government minister were not scrutinised enough by the Labour leader