New poll shows Fianna Fáil as most popular party in Ireland

There has been a small drop in support for Sinn Féin and small gains for Labour

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Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin with members of the party's new Front Bench. Image:

Fianna Fáil is officially the most popular party in the country once more.

The latest Irish Times / MRBI poll claims Micheál Martin's party has 30% support - compared to just 27% for Fine Gael.

They have both improved since the last time voters were asked in October.

Labour has also gained in popularity - up one point to 6%

Independents have dropped (down four points to 20%), while Sinn Féin have gone down two points to 14%.

Mr Martin is also highlighted as the most popular party leader, on 38% support - two points ahead of Enda Kenny. 

The face-to-face survey spoke to 1,200 adults across the country on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and the poll has a 2.8% margin of error.