Ivana Bacik has become The Labour Party\'s 7th sitting member of the Dail, having been elected to the Dail tonight (09/07/2021) in a By Election in Dublin Bay South. She top the poll of 1st preference votes with 30% support, far exceeding her party\'s performance in recent polls which put them between 3% and 6% support. Government party Fine Gael were in second place with 26% support, while opposition party Sinn Fein had just 16% of the vote. While The Green Party lost its footing in this constituency it still did far better than the Fianna Fail party, which only managed a 5% of the vote. Trinity College Dublin will now have a by-election to vote in a new member of the Seanad.
Fine Gael is now just one point a head of Sinn Fein. Fine Gael are on 30% support according the the latest Red C poll for The Sunday Business Post. Sinn Fein are on 29%. Fianna Fail have yet to make any gains with 13%. The Green Party are on 5%. All other parties are on 12%, while independents are on 11%.
Sinn Fein are 8 points ahead of their nearest rival Fine Gael. The poll was carried out by Ireland Thinks for The Irish Daily Mail on Sunday, the poll was taken on Saturday the 19th of June, 2021. Other parties are on 19%, followed by Fianna Fáil on 15% and then Independents on 8%.
SF remains 4 points ahead of FG in the latest Irish Time MRBI poll. The poll was taken on Monday 14th June, 2021 and Tuesday 15th of June, 2021. Fianna Fail were up 6 points since the last poll to 20% while the Green Party had a 6% share of the vote. All other parties had 8%, as did independents.
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Sinn Fein and Fine Geal continue to be neck and neck. In the latest poll carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes for The Sunday Times Sinn Fein had 30% support, while FG have 28% support. Fianna Fail are on 22%, while only The Green Party reached 5% in this latest poll, with The Labour Party on 4, The Social Democrats on 2% and Solidarity-PBP on 1%. Other parties and Independents are on 8%