You've made some fair points Mick but the same people who are in that position that you've mentioned (homeless etc.) should probably still be more appropriately looking at what FF did to destroy this country for why more isn't being done to help them. We're in a time of massive economic success but the country is barely keeping it's head above water because of things that happened over a long lifetime of a FF government which culminated in us going bankrupt and having to subvert ourselves to foreign masters by way of the Troika which set in motion a lot of what we're seeing in the country right now. The 9 years that FG have had in power were eaten into massively because of this and even when they came out of this arrangement we were borrowing massively just to keep the lights on in the country, our expenditure has exceeded our revenue in every one of the past 10 years up until last year, it's very hard for any Government to get anything right operating under these circumstances especially coming off the back of the crisis that we did. FF operated in a time of unparalled fiscal opportunity and managed only to ruin the country and leave us with nothing better to show for it after they'd left, a third world healthcare system, an unfit public transport system and a school system that couldn't cope with growth in population that the country was experiencing. FF borrowed from future generations to continue to get themselves elected and everyone fell for it and in my opinion they're starting to fall for it again here with all of this talk of a vote for FF is better than a vote for FG because it's something different. Voting for a change just for the sake of a change when the only other viable option is the party that destroyed this country, left thousands out of homes and scattered people across the globe as they tried to piece together their lives after the crash is not a good enough reason for me. I've never voted for FG in the past as far as I remember but my best local councillor is Roderick O'Gorman of the Green party but I'm always worried that the Greens will just see costs increasing for most people but they are very much in favour of public transport and cycling infrastructure both of which I rely on most days of the week.