For months and months I, along with many others on this site, have stressed the fact that the FF organisation is moribund and in grave danger of falling to pieces.
Strangely, many of the FFers on the site seem completely oblivious to this fact.
A report commissioned for FF HQ, leaked to the Irish Times today, outlines the serious situation that FF are in.
Incredibly, the IT claims that party officials fear that the FF membership is in fact Half of what they had previously estimated - at between 15,000 and 20,000.
This could theoretically mean that Fine Gael has a larger grassroots membership that Fianna Fail - with a membership of around 20,000-22,000 since the revival under Enda Kenny.
First FF fall behind FG in terms of Euro Parliament seats; they come within an inch of the same in the Locals; and now they may have fallen behind FG interms of membership.
Is this the biggest crisis FF has faced since the splits of the mid 80s ??