Why FG-FF monolith is bad for Irish democracy
The Oscar favourite for best picture tonight is The Revenant, the story of a man badly mauled by a bear and left for dead by his companions, who recovers and returns to visit retribution.
Five years ago, Fianna Fail also lay dying after a bad mauling by the Irish electorate. Many pundits could find no pulse.
Brian Hayes, of Fine Gael, had good reason for gloating: "We are feasting over the carcass of Fianna Fail."