In brief: Change bailout deal -- Gilmore
Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore has warned of a nightmare scenario if the next government is unable to renegotiate the EU/IMF deal.
"The deal has to be renegotiated because it's not going to work. The Irish economy has to be allowed to recover," Mr Gilmore said.
He claimed the current deal would cripple the country. "We will find ourselves in 2014 with people having to pay more taxes, more cuts in services, higher unemployment and we won't have recovery."
On a brief visit to Limerick, the Labour leader said he was "very confident" of taking two seats in the new Limerick city constituency.
Woman (75) to stand for Dail
A 75-year-old woman is likely to be among the oldest candidates to contest the General Election.
Loretta Clarke, from Ballina, has signalled her intention to run as an Independent in the five-seater Mayo constituency.
FF told to take down posters
FIANNA Fail was forced to remove their posters from a town after complaints that they had ignored a 'gentleman's agreement' to preserve the local environmental heritage.
Posters of Micheal Martin were erected around the centre of Clonakilty in West Cork.
For almost a decade Clonakilty has tried to preserve its poster-free status. The request has been endorsed by Clonakilty Town Council despite the fact that there is no by-law to enforce the matter.
The posters were all removed within hours.