To date, there has been little to excite the public in Waterford or elsewhere about this general election. The biggest story yet seems to be Enda Kenny’s failure to appear in a TV3 debate, due to his reservations about potential host Vincent Browne giving him a tough time. When Browne was substituted the excuse fell. It was bad tactics on behalf of Fine Gael but not enough to change the wish of the public for a change in government.
Debt write-off seems a theme for Sinn Fein and, to a lesser extent, Labour who want debt repayment extension. These are certainly good sentiments that will appeal to the public who are all suffering post budget pain but Ireland can hardly act alone.