FINE GAEL has leapfrogged Sinn Féin to become Ireland’s most popular political party in the latest opinion polls.
Support for Leo Varadkar’s party rose one per cent over the past month to hit 30 per cent in the latest Business Post/Red C poll.
They have edged just ahead of Mary Lou McDonald’s party, who remained on 29 per cent in the newly published figures.
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have been neck-and-neck in the polls over the past few months.
By contrast, support for Fianna Fáil remains relatively low by comparison at 13 per cent nationally.
That figure represents a slight decline of one per cent for Micheal Martin’s party, compared with the figures collected from May’s poll.
Elsewhere, support for the Green Party remained unchanged at five per cent while Labour stayed on three per cent.
The Social Democrats slipped down one per cent over the past month to four per cent.
Support for Independents rose one per cent to 11 while Solidarity-People Before Profit and Aontú remain unchanged at two per cent each.
1,020 adults aged 18 and over were surveyed as part of the Red C poll.
The poll was taken online between June 18th and June 24th.