New poll shows gains for SF, but Fine Gael support slips
Fine Gael's support has fallen back to levels equivalent to last year, when Ireland was still in the bailout, according to a new opinion poll to be published tomorrow.
The news is no better for Labour and Fianna Fáil who also see drops in support, with Sinn Féin and others gaining.
The Sunday Independent/Millward Brown poll was carried out for nine days until yesterday, right throughout the justice controversies.
And as Fine Gael is gathered in Dublin this evening for their Ard Fheis the party's support drops three points to 27%.
Coalition partners Labour don't fare any better - down four points to 8%.
Fianna Fáil doesn't capitalise and the party drops five points to 21%, leaving them behind Sinn Féin who go up six percentage points to 22% - their highest level of support since the general election.
Greens and others also go up six points to 21%.