Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has vowed to lead a moral government as he launched his party's manifesto and accused Fianna Fail of not knowing right from wrong.
The would-be taoiseach said his party's plans for power contained common sense, credible and achievable proposals that would help steer the country from bankruptcy.
Slashing public service numbers, creating 100,000 jobs in five years and cutting the number of politicians were among the key planks of the 80-page document.
"What Fianna Fail have done in government in abdicating its responsibility to leave Ireland at the mercy of developers, the bankers and our supposed watchdogs, is not just immoral, it is amoral," Mr Kenny said.
"And with this manifesto I say: No more."
Buoyed by a steady performance on Monday night's five-way live leaders' debate, Mr Kenny said Fine Gael was the only party to outline a costed, credible plan to restore the crippled economy.
While 30,000 jobs would be slashed in the public service - 18,000 through voluntary redundancies - Mr Kenny promised to protect frontline services.
Elsewhere, Fine Gael plans to reverse the ban on stag hunting with dogs, there will be no free-to-air Six Nations or Heineken Cup rugby matches, authorities would be allowed to check "soft information" on adults working with children and human embryo research will be made legal.
Also, men and women would be allowed to share leave after the birth of a child and supermarkets will be banned from selling below-cost alcohol to protect the pub trade.
On law and order, Fine Gael will end prisoners' rights to automatic remission and set up a DNA database.