Health Minister admits the number of patients in trolleys is "nothing to be proud of"

A round-up of day 13 of the election campaign

Day 13 of the campaign has seen more policy launches and the Taoiseach insisting he has ruled out a coalition with Fianna Fáil.

Yesterday the Taoiseach appeared not to rule out a coalition with Fianna Fáil after the election, But Micheál Martin says it's not an option: "We have said very clearly, we're not going into government with Fine Gael."

And Enda Kenny insists he's been very clear claiming to have ruled them out on at least ten occasions in the last fortnight, and doing so again today.

Fine Gael's promising a €2 billion investment in health - Minister Leo Varadkar admitting they haven't done everything right: "At 8am, there were 336 people on trolleys, 191 of whom for more than 9 hours, and that's nothing to be proud of.

Labour's launched it's election manifesto - Joan Burton's insisting the party needs another term in Government, that with a second term to finish the job and successfully remodel and remake Ireland.

Sinn Féin's hit back at that - Mary Lou McDonald: "Anybody who imagines that a small group of Labour Party TDs will be anything other than a mudguard for Fine Gael again, I think is living in cloud cuckooland."

The Social Democrats wants credit unions to get into the business of mortgages and current accounts - one of the Troika of leaders is Roisin Shortall: "I think a lot of people would be very keen to do all of their banking with their local credit union."

Attention now turns to a seven-way leaders debate on RTE TV tonight, while deputy leaders will also clash on TV3.

Reporting by political correspondent Páraic Gallagher