Let's clear up the issue at hand here.
In 2008, Fianna Fail, after years of hyperinflating the property bubble with one hand and sticking the other in the cookie jar, committed their final act of treason in office by signing up to guarantee their friends' banks for hundreds of billions, at our expense over decades of course, at the cost of every aspect of the working and coping classes' lives. (The FF trolls can whinge and whatabout all they want, but they cannot argue or deny this, nor should we respond to their tactics.)
In 2012, the same party has the temerity and gall to publicly speak out against the bank bailout they created, and its effects on society. Basing their existence on "providing vigorous opposition", the FF party loves to score points against the current shower, who in their own incompetence and weakness, are simply patsies for their predecessors' agreements.
What kind of show is this? How can a party base itself on nothing but populism?
And even if they had the credibility to do so... how can a party protest its own policies? Genuine question.