Time for FF to end its ambiguity over SF 'no'
As 4,000 Fianna Fáil voters met in Dublin for the Ard Fheis, the Cabinet was meeting in Cork for the first time in 12 years. The country's two major parties are making something of a comeback when it comes to holding the middle ground in Irish politics.
They are pretty much neck and neck: Fine Gael is at 31pc with the Soldiers of Destiny coming in at 29pc.
Fianna Fáil deserves credit for stepping up and doing the State some actual service by reluctantly agreeing to the confidence and supply agreement. The delivery of a Budget by committee was inevitably going to leave many deflated.