Latest opinion poll shows Fine Gael regaining position as most popular party in Ireland

Good news for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael - albeit within the margin of error

Latest opinion poll shows Fine Gael regaining position as most popular party in Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to the media in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

A new poll shows that Fine Gael has regained its position as the most popular party in Ireland.

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post also shows a slight drop in support for Fianna Fáil.

Almost all of the changes in this latest monthly poll are within the margin of error.

However, the poll in tomorrow’s paper is the first one for eight months in which Fine Gael has been more popular than Fianna Fáil.

Fine Gael’s rating is unchanged on 25%, but Fianna Fáil support is down 2 points to 24% - the third poll in a row with a drop for the party.

The big winners are Sinn Féin, up three points to 16% - their highest support since February. Their gains come at the expense of the Anti Austerity Alliance / People Before Profit, who fall from 9 points to 5%.

Elsewhere the Independent Alliance is down two points to 4%, with other independents up 2 points to 12%.

Labour are unchanged on 5%, the Social Democrats are on 4%, the Greens are on 3%, and Renua on 1%.