Tuesday 17 September 2019

Revealed: Independent.ie readers take to the polls - and here's who they'd vote for in a snap election

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A General Election is not what most members of the public had on their Christmas wish list, but Independent.ie readers have taken to the polls to have their say on who they'll vote for if it materialises.

It appears our readers perceive Fianna Fáil to be Christmas spoil sports as only 23pc said they would vote for the party if an election is called.

More than 7,000 votes were cast, with Fine Gael gaining the majority.

Here are the results in full:

Fianna Fáil (23%): 1688

Fine Gael (54%): 3932

Sinn Féin (15%): 1088

Labour (4%): 275

Independent Alliance (4%): 297

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on Saturday afternoon to discuss the latest garda whistleblower scandal which is threatening to collapse the Government.

Neither side have moved on their positions. Mr Martin is still insisting the Tánaiste should resign over claims she failed to act when she became aware of the legal strategy that was to be pursued against Sgt McCabe.

However, the Taoiseach is sticking by Ms Fitzgerald and is understood to have called after his meeting with the Fianna Fáil leader to reassure her that she still has confidence and support.

The Taoiseach’s spokesperson said: "There was a good exchange of views at the meeting and contact continues this weekend."

A Fianna Fáil spokesperson said there would be more engagement today.

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