"We all jumped on the bandwagon. We bought a nice big house. This government ain't doing anything for me" "FF came to my door and said they would do it for me (fix his mortgage); FG didn't do that for me".
"Enda Kenny put his hand out to me but I refused to shake it and told him I could never shake it, after what his government did to me". "We paid €36,000 in stamp duty and now we can't afford this house".
"Micheal Martin came to my hall door and explained that he could have taken the pension and retired at the last general election, but he didn't and I respect that". "We can see now that it wasn't just FF's fault, the whole world economy is in trouble".
These are the words (roughly) of a married couple from Meath East, interviewed for tonight's Late Debate, and asked to explain why they voted for FF's Thomas Byrne.
I hope the Troika never leaves.