We're heading down the slippery slope towards a general election nobody wants
In late July 1994, Albert Reynolds started a series of events which meant the fall of his government was utterly unavoidable before that year was out.
Next week will tell us much about the short-term future of Irish politics, but there is already a 'summer of 1994' vibe in the air.
We may well not have an immediate 'water charges election'. But the fallout from all the pulling and dragging may make a general election in the coming months impossible to avoid.