FF faces tricky task - responding to a Budget it helped formulate
It has always been rated as an extremely difficult task and it has bested some of our most accomplished politicians, who went on to hold the highest offices in the land.
It happens just after the Finance Minister and the Public Expenditure Minister have set out their stalls. It's a time when deputies on all sides make a break for the door.
The journalists in the press gallery are keen to hit the phones and computers and work out their next move.