President Michael D Higgins has left his schedule entirely free on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to speculation that he is expecting an interesting visitor.
To call an election Taoiseach Enda Kenny must go to Áras an Uachtaráin to ask the President to dissolve the current Dáil. It is thought Mr Kenny will call the election early next week.
The general election must take place by April 11.
For more election news, analysis and general banter join us HERE
© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved