THE timing of the Fianna Fáil President's Dinner will either be fortuitous or disastrous.
Micheal Martin will have the opportunity to lord it over the Government by claiming he lead the No campaign to victory - or else be attached to yet another blow to his credibility.
The campaign to abolish the Seanad actually started four years ago at the party dinner hosted by the then opposition leader.
His solo run stance raised hackles within the party.
Just months earlier Kenny had lauded the role of the Seanad and wanted to build up its level of influence, particularly in scrutinising European legislation.
The party frontbench were not consulted on the policy.
Fine Gael's Senators learned of the stance only on the afternoon of the dinner, when they were tipped off by members of the media.
The Senators weren't happy to be heading for the chopping block.
The theories about the origin of the policy soon emerged. The allegations home in on Kenny's struggles as Fine Gael leader at the time and his need for a few initiatives to boost his profile.
Kenny's spindoctors were ultimately blamed for concocting the Seanad abolition as a headline grabber, on the back of focus group research.
Simon Coveney was alleged to be the only member of the frontbench who the idea was bounced off.
Despite Kenny's proposal to scrap them, Fine Gael's Senators still predominantly backed him in the heave 10 months later.
The policy made its way into Fine Gael's political reform document, the party's general election manifesto and the Programme for Government.
Kenny has kept his promise to hold a referendum on abolition of the Seanad.
Ironically, four years on from his status as party leader has never been stronger.
He has so much political capital to burn, a defeat today would most definitely be embarrassing but won't really harm his leadership.
Martin is now in greater need of a win.
The wheel goes full circle.