THIS TIME EXACTLY a year ago the country was having its say in what was widely accepted to have been a historic election campaign.
After all the votes were counted, it was certainly a historic result. Fine Gael and Labour won dozens of new seats, Fianna Fáil’s vote collapsed nationwide to historic lows, there were significant gains for Sinn Féin and independent candidates while the Green Party lost all of its seats.
Now, a year on from what became known on Twitter as #GE11, the government will argue that much progress has been made on its promises while the opposition will predictably dismiss that. Some are disillusioned with the administration, others will continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach.
But today we want to know, if the election were held now, a year after the last one, who would you give your first-preference vote to?