Sunday Times

  • Fianna Fail has opened up a 12 point lead on Fine Gael according to the latest opinion poll.

    Published in the Sunday Times, it's the first since campaigning started in the general election and is a timely boost for Micheal Martin, but disastrous for the Taoiseach.

    The last Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes poll a month ago had both Fine Gael and Fianna Fail neck and neck on 27 percent.

    However, this latest survey, carried out during the RIC commemoration controversey this month, shows a 12 point gap's opened up between the country's two biggest political parties.

    According to the poll, Fianna Fail now sits on 32 percent, up five, while Fine Gael has dropped seven points to 20 percent.

    Sinn Fein, down one, is now only one point behind Fine Gael on 19 percent.

    Meanwhile the Greens have gained one point and are now on seven percent while Labour are down two to four percent.

    Elsewhere Solidarity/People Before Profit drop one to two percent, Renua are up one to one percent and the Social Democrats are unchanged at one percent.

    923 people were asked their views in the poll between January 2nd and 14th.

  • Fine Gael has opened up a strong lead over Fianna Fail in the latest opinion poll.

    The Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes Survey shows a six point swing to the government party.

    It stands on 34 per cent while, Fianna Fail is on 21 per cent support.

    Sinn Fein split the two parties on 22 per cent support.

    The Sunday Times Politcal Editor, Stephen O' Brien says the Taoiseach has, in the past,  expressed caution about calling a snap election, based on good polling figures.

  • There's good news for the Taoiseach in the latest political opinion poll.

    A Behaviour & Attitudes survey for the Sunday Times shows support for the Government is up five points to 46 percent while Leo Varadkar's personal satisfaction rating is up 2 points to 55 percent.

    The recent steady increase in support for Sinn Fein appears to have come to a halt, with the party unchanged on 24 percent and Mary Lou McDonald also static at 52 percent.

  • The Green Party's gaining ground after its strong result in the local and European elections.

    The latest Sunday Times/ Behaviour & Attitudes June Poll out today, shows the Greens are up 6 points to 11 per cent.

    It's bad news for Fine Gael, which has seen its support fall by 5 points to 23 per cent, while Fianna Fail's more popular with no change on 28 per cent.

    Not a great result either for Sinn Fein who are down 7 points to 12, while Labour's risen by a point to 5 per cent.

    900 eligible Irish voters aged 18 and took part in the survey, which was carried out from the 31st of May to the 11th of June.





  • There's been a jump in support for the Taoiseach and Fine Gael in today's opinion poll in the Sunday Independent.

    The Government party is backed by 38 per cent of the public, up six points since the last poll.

    Fianna Fail's down 1 to 28 per cent, while Sinn Fein are unchanged at 20.

    Labour has suffered a drop of 3 per cent to stand at 4 per cent , while Independents are at 11.

    A new Sunday Times / Behaviour and Attitudes Poll makes happy reading for Fine Gael.

    The party's support has risen again - up 4 points to 36 percent – that’s 11 points clear of their nearest rivals Fianna Fail.

    The paper's political editor Stephen O'Brien says the Taoiseach's approval rating has now reached 55 percent.

  • Leo Varadkar seems to be bearing the brunt of the recent controversies over the nurses' strike and the costings row for the National Children's Hospital.

    A Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes Poll out today shows his personal satisfaction rating below 40 percent for a second month in a row, behind Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin on 43.

    The paper's Political Editor Stephen O'Brien says it's not a good result for the Taoiseach.

  • A new opinion poll suggests Sinn Féin is now the most popular opposition party.

    A Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes poll of 935 people  shows Sinn Fein up 3 points to 24 percent, overtaking Fianna Fail who are down 2 to 23.

    While A Red C / Sunday Business Post poll of a thousand adults reveals has Fine Gael ahead on 34 percent, followed by Fianna Fail on 25, but it also shows an increase for Sinn Fein - up 2, to 16 points.

    Sunday Times' Political Editor Stephen O'Brien believes the Government has taken a hit over the Cervical Check Scandal.

  • The Taoiseach has refused to rule out forming a "grand coalition" with Fianna Fail after the general election.


    Leo Varadkar's told the Sunday Times it's not something he wants - but could be the only way to form a government.


    It comes as a new poll shows a drop in support for Fine Gael - but a rise in Sinn Fein's popularity.


    The Business Post survey of a thousand voters was conducted between the 16th and 22nd of this month.


    Political Editor with the paper, Michael Brennan, outlines how the two biggest parties have fared:

  • Satisfaction with the Government has improved in the latest political opinion poll out today. A Sunday Times / Behaviour and Attitudes Survey shows it is up 2 points to 52 per cent.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remains the most popular party leader on 59 per cent, up 4.

    Fianna Fail's Michael Martin is up 5 to 55 per cent.

    While Sinn Fein's Mary Lou Mc Donald's popularity stands at 46 per cent.

    Labour Leader Brendan Howlin's support has slipped 1 per cent to 44.

  • The cost of houses outside Dublin are expected to rise at twice the rate of those in the capital this year.

    The latest 2020 Sunday Times National Property Price Guide shows nationally property prices are likely to rise by 3.8 per cent.

    The most affordable homes are in Leitrim, Longford and Sligo where 3-bed semis can be snapped up for as little as 90,000 euro.

    Joint Editor of the National Property Price Guide, Linda Daly says there is value for first time buyers outside cities like Dublin:


    It was a rude awakening for Leo Varadkar after celebrating his birthday on Friday.

    The Taoiseach's popularity rating has plunged 10 points to its lowest level since he took office.

    But he can take some solace in the fact Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin has also dropped 8 points.

    The year's first political poll was conducted by Behaviour and Attitudes for the Sunday Times Ireland.