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Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Damien Eagers

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Damien Eagers

Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore. Photo: Tom Burke

Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore. Photo: Tom Burke

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin. Photo: Frank McGrath

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams. Photo: Frank McGrath

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams. Photo: Frank McGrath

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THE Labour Party has borne the brunt of the hit from the unpopularity of the Government, a new Irish Independent Millward Brown Lansdowne opinion poll reveals.

And Sinn Fein are now breathing down Labour’s necks.



Sinn Fein are up substantially since the general election, largely at Labour’s expense.



The poll puts Labour on 15pc – down four points since the general election.



Fine Gael is on 34pc – down 2pc in the same period, Fianna Fail is still stuck on 17pc, Sinn Fein is up seven to 17pc and Independents and other parties are up one point to 18pc.



Two thirds of voters are dissatisfied with his Government. The coalition’s satisfaction rating is at 29pc, with 65pc dissatisfied.



The opinion poll was conducted among a sample of 1,016 adults interviewed on a face-to-face basis in the home at 93 sampling points throughout all constituencies.



Interviewing on this poll was carried out on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 2012.



The poll results are compared to 2011 general election result held on Friday, February 25, 2011.