Strong backing for Irish President Higgins while Fianna Fail moves up in voting intentions

Ireland’s biggest opposition party, Fianna Fail, moves up three points in this weekend’s poll by Red C for the Sunday Business Post – its best score in this series since March 2016. Red C pollster Richard Colwell attributes Fianna Fail’s gain to its recent positioning in favour of more rural funding and protecting mortgage holders. […]

Irish leadership contest to be two-horse race

He has kept Ireland waiting far longer than initially expected, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s inevitable resignation finally came yesterday afternoon. The competition to succeed him both as leader of the Fine Gael party and head of the country’s minority government will be a two-horse race between Housing Minister Simon Coveney and Social Protection Minister Leo […]

Big two steady in Ireland as Sinn Fein dips

Both opposition Fianna Fail and minority governing party Fine Gael hold steady in this month’s Red C poll published in today’s Sunday Business Post. Meanwhile Sinn Fein’s boost from Fine Gael’s troubles and a successful Northern Irish Assembly election may be starting to fade. Compared to a month ago, SF is down two points with […]