Who will lead?
The vultures are eyeing Taoiseach Enda Kenny - not for the first time but, we are told, perhaps for the last. Mr Kenny is made of stern stuff and his political nous and determination have, on more than one occasion, driven the vultures away.
For his part, Mr Kenny has shown strong leadership in the past. He rebuilt a shattered Fine Gael party, despite sneering in some quarters. He carefully nursed it back to health and a position of strength. Then, when Fianna Fail imploded, Fine Gael was able to sweep into power.
Depending on which narrative you choose to believe, this was down to the skill of a masterful politician or simply another blessing bestowed on the typical 'lucky manager'.