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It comes as former taoiseach Bertie Ahern contradicted his successor Micheál Martin, who had said prior to 2007 Fianna Fáil members undertook polling while pretending to be market researchers. “To be honest I don’t think that’s correct,” Mr [Bertie] Ahern said.

Leo Varadkar campaign used students as fake pollsters in 2011 Dáil re-election bid (Independent.ie)


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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan during the last General Election

Last night/this morning.

The Green Party has said that in the past some of its activists may have passed themselves off as pollsters to canvass the opinion of voters.

Sinn Féin, accused of the same thing yesterday, defended the practice, saying it was a ‘common political exercise’.

Via RTÉ:

Both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil confirmed they had employed a similar practice in the past – although Fianna Fáil discontinued the practice several years before Fine Gael.

Other political parties like, the Labour Party and the Social Democats have denied ever using such a system.

Green Party says activists may have posed as pollsters (RTÉ)