Fine Gael sees boost in new opinion poll

Sinn Féin and the Green Party have fallen

Fine Gael sees boost in new opinion poll

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Brussels his first European Union meeting | Image: European Union

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach has given Fine Gael a boost among voters.

A newIrish Daily Mail-Ireland Thinks opinion poll puts the party on 31% - a six point increase compared to a similar poll in April.

Fianna Fáil is down one point to 26%, Sinn Féin and the Green Party also fall one to 16% and 4% respectively.

The Labour Party sees good news - it is up two points to 7%.

The Social Democrats are down two to 2%, while Solitary-People Before Profit are down one to 2%.

Independents have dropped four places to 11%.

Image via @ireland_thinks on Twitter

The poll was carried out over five days on the week Mr Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny as Taoiseach.