Maybe it's time for Fine Fáil - or Fianna Gael
Published 09/04/2016 | 02:30
Here's one difference between a Fine Gael minister and a Fianna Fáil minister. The Fianna Fáiler generally sat in the front seat of the State car beside the driver - the Fine Gaeler more usually sat behind the chauffeur.
That was among the plethora of half-joking pieces of advice given the Green Party politicians when they coalesced with Fianna Fáil back in summer 2007.
Trying to identify differences between the two big beasts of Irish politics - with us since the State's foundation - is as elusive as it is old. Back in 2002 then Fianna Fáil Arts and Tourism Minister John O'Donoghue, offered this writer the following summation: "Them that know don't need to ask - and them that ask will never know."