The choice on offer is rather underwhelming, bordering on depressing. I'd say the best realistic outcome of this election might be a FF/Labour/Greens "Rainbow II" type coalition, with Labour in govt the housing issue is sure to be prominent in being tackled.
The prospect of a Shinners/FF coalition is a nightmare one and FG back in government will only mean more of the same. The govt are hoping that the economy and Brexit will shore up their vote, but their abject failures on housing, health, rural Ireland, the Maria Bailey fiasco and lately that RIC/DMP "commemoration" plan will cost them votes for sure.
As usual there will be the single issue clutter of Independents in the running and already this morning on my way in to work the posters are being festooned up on the lampposts.
As per usual, I will give Labour my No.1 vote, then maybe Social Democrats No.2 and Greens No 3. No votes for FG or FF from me...