Almost half of people would prefer an extension to the confidence and supply agreement than a general election.

An Irish Times/ IPSOS poll published this morning shows that 46% of people would rather try and make the current government work, while 44% would prefer to go to the polls.

It comes as the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin met last night to discuss the deal.

Negotiating teams to review the confidence & supply arrangement will be appointed this week.

Meanwhile, the opinion poll - which was carried out at the end of last week - also shows Fine Gael remains the most popular party on 33 per cent - that's up 2 points.

Fianna Fail are down 1 point to 25% and Sinn Fein are slightly behind on 24%, which is a rise of 2 points.



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