Fianna Fáil's 80th Ard Fheis begins today with speculation rife about the future of Micheál Martin as party leader.
It comes ahead of the planned rotation of the position of Taoiseach in December.
This Ard Fheis comes at the end of a politically busy week and Micheál Martin may be hoping the biggest spend in the history of the State will delay talk about his future as party leader.
But while he's been dealing with the business of Government discontent in Fianna Fáil has been rising.
Many on the backbenches of the Dáil and at the grassroots of the party feel disconnected from the decision making in Government.
They feel that while Micheál Martin has been dealing with the issues of his office he's neglected his role as Fianna Fáil leader.
There is also a certain frustration that none of the prospective candidates to replace him have put up their hand to actually challenge for the leadership.
Some TDs wonder if that will come this weekend and whether a challenger could use the Ard Fheis as a launching post.
But all comers will be wary of the old adage, he who wields the knife rarely wears the crown.