Last night, Tonight with Vincent Browne held a debate between the candidates running in next week’s Dublin West by-election, following the resignation of Patrick Nulty.
After the debate, the results of a public poll asking if the Labour Party deserve to retain Mr Nulty’s seat were revealed..
Previously: Last Lap
Pic via Oireachtas Retort
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So anyway, Toronto has opened up the voting for its newest park to the Interwebs and it just so happens that of the 5 options one is Corktown Common, as part of the area bordering the park is called Corktown after the many Irish immigrants who moved to this part of Toronto after the Famine. Now obviously I’m not suggesting any kind of concerted online campaign to have this option chosen but I’ll just leave this link here…
I suspect the fine people of Cork may think “Corktown Common” has a nicer ring to it than “Kings Reserve”
Via Stephen O’Brien (Sunday Times.
FIANNA FÁIL has bounced back to become the second-biggest party in the State for the first time in more than two years, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.
Since its disastrous general election performance 18 months ago, Fianna Fáil has frequently found itself in fourth place in opinion polls behind Fine Gael, the Labour Party and Sinn Féin.
Fianna Fáil is now narrowly ahead of Sinn Féin and well ahead of Labour, having gained a substantial level of support over the course of 2012.
Of course we’ll vote them in next time. We always vote them in next time.
It’s what we do.
SINN FÉIN support is continuing to grow and the party is now attracting more than twice as many voters as the Labour Party, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll.
The poll also shows Fine Gael retaining its position as the biggest party in the State, while support for Fianna Fáil has increased for the first time since the last general election.
Satisfaction with the Government has increased since the last Irish Times poll five weeks ago but satisfaction with Taoiseach Enda Kenny has slipped.
FG 32% (-1)
SF 24% (+3)
FF 17% (+3)
Ind/Others 15% (-2)
Lab 10% (-3)
GP 2% (no change)
Labour: 13% (-6%)
Fianna Fáil: 14% (-1%)
Sinn Féin: 21% (+6%)
Independents: 14% (+3%)
(Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday)
And Eamon Gilmore?
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has seen a seen a steep drop of 14 points in his rating over the past six months from 41 per cent to 27 per cent.
(Mark Stedman, Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)