SF and FF are heading for the mother of all contests
The two parties share an intimate knowledge of the difference between being in power and being in office
LEO Varadkar recently claimed that the defining conflict of the next election would be between Fine Gael and Sinn Fein.
It was a clever strategic gambit.
But the most significant electoral battle of the next contest will actually be fought out between Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein.