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 […]

Turnaround for Fine Gael as Sinn Fein surge ends

There has been a massive shift since mid-March in the Republic of Ireland’s voting intentions according to today’s Behaviour & Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times. Having been clearly behind Fianna Fail for many months, and even slipping into third behind Sinn Fein in March, minority governing party Fine Gael have somehow hauled themselves into […]

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 […]

Ireland: Fianna Fail stretches lead to 11 points in February B & A survey

This month’s poll for the Sunday Times by Behaviour & Attitudes shows the widest gap between the two main parties since last February’s General Election. Opposition Fianna Fail has progressed three points since the comparable January survey, reaching a post-election high of 32 per cent support in voting intentions. Conversely, ruling Fine Gael’s slump to […]