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This morning.

Via Irish Times:

The state of the parties, when undecided voters and those unlikely to vote are excluded, is as follows: Sinn Féin 35 per cent (up three); Fine Gael 20 per cent (down two); Fianna Fáil 20 per cent (no change); Green Party 5 per cent (down two); Labour 4 per cent (no change); and Independents/others 15 per cent (up three). All of the above figures are rounded, which accounts for the total of 99 per cent.

Among the Independents and smaller parties, the results are as follows: Social Democrats 2 per cent (down one); Solidarity-People Before Profit 2 per cent (no change); Aontú 1 per cent (no change); and Independents 11 per cent (up one).

Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll: Support for Sinn Féin reaches new record (Irish Times)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald at the RTÉ Prime Time debate on Tuesday night

This afternoon.

British market research agency Survation has announced the results of an online poll it conducted on behalf of Sinn Féin  between January 27-February 2.

A total of 1,074 people aged 18+ living in the Republic of Ireland were quizzed on their General Election 2020 voting intentions.

It found the distribution of first preference votes as follows:

Sinn Féin 25%
Fianna Fáil 22%
Fine Gael 17%
Green Party 9%
Labour Party 6%
Solidarity–People Before Profit  5%
Social Democrats 3%
Independent Alliance 1%
Independent candidate 10%
Another Party 2%

G’wan ‘Another Party’.


Survation 2020 Irish General Election Voting Intention Poll (Survation)


Last night.

On RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live, Ms Byrne held a climate debate.

During the debate, Fianna Fáil’s Jack Chambers took issue with Ms Byrne’s questioning of his party’s climate change policies and said she was being “very unfair” and “disingenuous”.

He accused of her trying to “undermine” the party’s climate action plan by raising the fact that their manifesto pertaining to climate change contains promises about child pornography, Traveller rights and female representation. Mr Chambers argued that those matters come under the remit of the “broad” line department.

Mr Chambers said:

It’s unfortunate RTÉ spends all it’s time looking at polls and process and not looking at the issues and climate action.”

Later, speaking about Sinn Féin, he said:

They oppose everything to be populist and it’s a new kind of Trumpism in Irish politics.”

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Bróin, who was sitting on the same panel with Mr Chambers, told him to “be serious”.

Mr Chambers replied:

“You want the public to take you seriously? I think you need to be serious. What about, what about, what about, what about the Special Criminal Court? What about the Special Criminal Court? Do you support the Special Criminal Court in this country?”

He then turned to Ms Byrne:

“You see, these are the hard questions. The media has spent the last two weeks talking about polls and if Mary Lou McDonald is in or out of the debate. I’m glad she’s in the debate tomorrow night [tonight] so she can face the scrutiny because it’s all about the big drama and obsession with Sinn Féin.”

Sounds familiar?

Watch back in full here


From front page of today’s Irish Times

This morning.

The Irish Times reports in full on its Ispos/MBRI poll which puts Sinn Féin at 25%, Fianna Fáil at 23% and Fine Gael at 20%.

The results were announced at 10pm last night.

Sinn Féin leads way in Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll with highest support ever (Pat Leahy, The Irish Times)


Election 2020: FF edges ahead of FG as SF surges in new Ipsos MRBI poll (Irish Times)

Graph via Irish Times


The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll conducted in a series of ‘face-to-face in-home interviews with 923 eligible Irish voters on January 2-14’


Via The Sunday Times:

While Fine Gael and Fianna Fail were neck and neck on 27% in The Sunday Times/B&A poll last month, the 12-point gap opened between the two parties after the RIC/Black and Tans controversy, while there was no statistically significant shift in support for any of the other parties.

Fine Gael in crisis as Fianna Fail jumps to 12-point lead in polls (Stephen O’Brien, Sunday Times)

Fine Gael delete ‘silly’ video of Fianna Fail TDs set to Benny Hill theme (Buzz,ie)

This morning.

Lord Ashcroft published the results of a poll he carried out on nationalist and unionist voters in Northern Ireland in respect of Brexit.

He explained…

Lord Ashcroft: My Northern Ireland polling. Six out of ten voters there accept the backstop. But only one in five Unionists do so


Proposed ‘co-living’ redevelopment of the former CBS school in Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

In May it was reported that plans to develop a former Christian Brothers’ School on on Eblana Avenue in Dún Laoghaire into a five-story 208-bedroom ‘co-living’ development – with 42 bedrooms per floor – had been submitted to An Bord Pleanála by Bartra Capital.

The scheme offers residents rooms with “a pull-down double bed, a shower, lavatory, sink, kettle, mini-fridge and storage with communal kitchen and living areas for a minimum €1,300 a month”.

The proposals were given the go-ahead last month.

Earlier this month, Olivia Kelly, Dublin Editor at The Irish Times, reported that more student accommodation spaces were granted permission this year than any other type of housing under a ‘fast track’ planning system.

Ms Kelly reported that, in the first six months of 2019, An Bord Pleanala granted permission for 1,870 houses, 2,953 apartments, 414 build-to-rent units and 3,094 student bed–spaces.

The fast track system, introduced two years ago, allows applications for schemes to bypass the local authority decision phase.

Although it was scheduled to finish at the end of this year, the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy – who last month admitted his regret over comparing a co-living space to a “very trendy, kind of boutique hotel type place” – is considering keeping the system in place for another two years.

Further to this…

Previously: Co-Living In Dún Laoghaire

Related: More student beds than apartments given go ahead under fast-track system (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times, August 3, 2019)

Results from a poll commissioned by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (click to enlarge)

Today is International Human Rights Day.

To mark the day, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has released the findings of a poll of 1,200 people in Ireland.

The Amárach Research poll found, among other things:

“82% of people generally, and 89% of 18-24-year olds believe that housing should be considered as a human right. 63% of people generally, and 78% of 18-24-year olds believe that a right to housing should be entered into Ireland’s Constitution.”

Read the poll’s results in full here

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Anne Marie, from Uplift, writes:

Uplift, with support from the trade union Unite, commissioned a Red C public opinion poll on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) trade deals. From the results…

– 74% of people polled in Ireland want a referendum on TTIP and CETA.
– 62% agree that EU standards should not be changed to match US or Canadian standards.
– 4 out of 5 people don’t think that US or Canadian corporations should be allowed to sue EU governments whose legislative changes affect their profits.
– 69% of people would be concerned if TTIP or CETA were agreed

Previously: Luke’s TTIP