Poll gives reality check and some encouragement to Government

Sinn Féin the dominant – and perhaps unassailable – force on the left of Irish politics

 Minister Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Behal

Minister Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Behal

The first Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll to be conducted since the coalition government took office three months ago contains a reality check, some encouragement, and a warning for the tripartite administration on the eve of its first budget.

The most obvious finding of the poll is that this Government will not inherit the stratospheric approval ratings that its predecessor enjoyed at the end of its term. Reality check.

The Irish Times
Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
The Irish Times

How can I keep reading?

You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.

Subscribe today and get the full picture for just €1 for the first month.

Subscribe No obligation, cancel any time.