Can FF bear any more Opposition?
Both Michael Martin (inset) and Willie O'Dea have suggested that disgruntled Fianna Fail TDs should try shutting the hell up (that's not exactly how they put it, but that was the general gist).
It's not the TDs' fault that they are complaining. Nor is it the leader's. It's the nature of opposition: being stuck on the Opposition benches is dull beyond compare. Particularly when some of those who are there have previously felt the caress of ministerial car and office.
The run-up to the next election will keep them busy soon enough. And if they get into Government then there's loads to occupy most of them. The big question is what happens if they return to opposition again. That could prove very tricky.