I see, so he likely outcome is a coalition of the other conservative party and whoever is willing (Labour or Independents)? Apart from the political viewpoint one might entertain, that doesn't sound like the decisive government Ireland probably needs now. I mean, they are likely to block themselves in a lot of decisions, right? At least that's what would happen in the German political system.
Lets say for example that a combintaion, however unpalatable, of Fine Gael and Labour form the next government. There are many issues on which these collide, some that would be deemed impassable in a normal economic climate
.Plus they have a history of collapsed governments between them when power was shared. However this is not a normal situation we are in.
Yes, some decisions will take that much longer to rubber-stamp due to differing ideologies. But to a certain degree I am in favour of people with power questioning people with power.
The major point of agreement of these two possible coalition partners is the re-negotiation of the EU/IMF deal, which is essential. Aside from cocking up the country, the outgoing party will not renegotiate.