What is really happening here is all part of a cunning strategy to stymie Sinn Féin
It came to pass after 10 tiresome weeks, Moses (Micheál Martin) came down from the Hill (St Patrick's, Cork city) and decreed to the little people that there shall be 10 new Commandments of Irish politics:
1. Adversarial politics is dead. No longer shall the Dáil be a place of conflict; all contentious matters will be determined by consensus, through committees; acquiescence shall be provided on budgetary issues.
2. Fianna Fáil will not oppose in opposition. No more frenzy-prompting no-confidence motions, all will be sweetness and light. Fianna Fáil will meekly sit on their hands - irrespective of the extent of the levels of Cabinet idiocy.