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Saturday 23 September 2017

Bailout exit bounce for coalition as FG and Labour up

Labour leader Eamonn Gilmore arriving at the Labour Party annual conference in Killarney
Labour leader Eamonn Gilmore arriving at the Labour Party annual conference in Killarney

The coalition parties have got a bailout exit bounce with a massive jump in support for Fine Gael and the Labour Party, a new opinion poll shows.

The boost for the coalition comes as Mr Kenny prepares to deliver a ‘State of the Nation’ address to mark the country exiting the bailout.

Fine Gael is up four points in the poll to 30pc, with Labour up three points to nine per cent.

Fianna Fail is unchanged on 22pc, but Sinn Fein is down two points to 21pc and Independents and other parties are down five points.

Satisfaction with the Government is up six points to 26pc.

The Irish Times / Ipsos MRBI poll was taken on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

The previous comparable poll was taken on September 26th.

Parties

Fine Gael 30% (+4%)

Labour Party 9% (+3%)

Fianna Fail 22% (Same)

Sinn Fein 21% (-2%)

Independents 18% (-5%)

Green Party XX% (+/-X%)

Fionnan Sheahan

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