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Thursday 24 July 2014

Opinion poll boost for Fianna Fail

Published 09/02/2013|09:21

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A new opinion poll has placed Fianna Fail at the top of the popularity chart for the first time since the onset of the financial crisis

A new opinion poll has placed Fianna Fail at the top of the popularity chart for the first time since the onset of the financial crisis almost five years ago.

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The party gained 26% of support in the survey of 1,000 voters - one point ahead of Fine Gael.

The Ipsos MRBI poll was carried out on Monday and Tuesday, before the current coalition Government struck a deal with European banking chiefs over Ireland's outstanding debt burden.

Fine Gael and the Labour Party will hope the agreement to restructure the multi-billion debt with a longer payment period will give them a boost in public support.

In the poll conducted for the Irish Times, Sinn Fein garnered 18% support, Labour 10%, the Green Party 1% and others and independents 20%.

The figures do not include undecided voters. Around a third of those polled said they had not made their minds up, indicating that public opinion remains significantly fluid in regard to the main parties.

(Fianna Fail)

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