SF keener on coalition than it has admitted so far
Did the mask slip? Was Gerry Adams just trying to stir things up while rattling the Fianna Fáil cage? Or, maybe he simply just dropped the ball?
Before you pick your own theory, let's again recall that the next election is a game of "79-plus". And that other games will also be played out within that framework - not least the contest for the lead Opposition party next time.
The "79-plus" is about putting together a majority for government in a 158-seat Dáil after next spring's election. And this little outburst helps Fine Gael's argument that it is the only real option, leading an as yet undetermined government.