Enda Kenny has launched another attack on Fianna Fáil's economic record - as he dismissed claims that Fine Gael has simply continued Fianna Fail's economic policies.
The Taoiseach said Fine Gael had abandoned the economic plan left behind by the previous government - and introduced one that worked instead.
Speaking at his party's Ard Fheis last night he claimed responsibility for sending the Troika home and liquidating the former Anglo Irish Bank.
And he poked fun at former Fianna Fáil ministers who denied that the Troika had come to Ireland: “300,000 jobs lost, tens of thousands forced to emigrate out of the country in search of work.
“Public finances out of control, banks on the brink of collapse, country in a Troika bailout.
“Some in Fianna Fáil didn’t know they had arrived and that is what they left behind when the people voted them out.”