• The latest political opinion poll brings good news for Fine Gael.

    The Red C Sunday Business Post poll shows the Government party ahead on 33 percent with Fianna Fail 9 points behind on 24.

    Sinn Fein's up 2 points to 16 percent.

    Renua and Solidarity PBP are both up 1 to 2 percent.

    The Independent Alliance drop to just 1 percent with Independents overall on 11.

    Labour's unchanged on 6 percent - the Green Party and Social Democrats are unchanged on 2 percent.

  • The Government must prepare now for any job losses or loss of working hours that could arise from Brexit, according to Labour European Parliament candidate Dominic Hannigan.

    Mr Hannigan was speaking ahead of public meeting entitled "Brexit and the Worker" which will be hosted by Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis on Monday (25th of March) at 8pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Galway.

    Mr Hannigan will join Cllr McNelis and Fiona Dunne, Chair of Labour Trade Unions to discuss labour law and the EU’s suite of protections for workers.

    The Labour candidate said Brexit in any form will put pressure on jobs and while the threat of a hard Brexit has eased for now, the Government has so far failed to have a strategy ready for any workers directly affected by Brexit.

    He said the Government must do more than rely on existing social protection provisions for workers who suffer a loss of income due to redundancy or shorter working hours as a result of Brexit. And they should not wait around to see what happens first.


  • Sinn Fein's popularity has plummeted by five points according to a new opinion poll.

    It now leaves them 18 per cent behind leaders Fine Gael.

    After a promising surge in last month's poll, things seem to have changed dramatically for Sinn Fein.

    The latest Red C opinion poll for the Sunday Business Post has them at 13 per cent - a decrease of five points.

    It comes a fortnight after party leader Mary Lou McDonald posed behind a controversial banner reading "England get out of Ireland" at the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York.

    Meanwhile, support for Fine Gael is unchanged at 31 per cent, while Fianna Fáil are on 25, up one point.

    The Social Democrats, the Independent Alliance and the Green Party all sit on 3 per cent, with Solidarity-People Before Profit on two.

    The Independents and Labour are unchanged on 15 and 5 per cent respectively, while Renua and Peadar Tóibín's new party Aontú are on less than 1 per cent.