Two different polls show support for Sinn Féin is on the rise.
A new Sunday Times opinion poll has shown that support for Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and his party is dropping.
Sinn Féin leads Fine Gael by 10 percentage points in that poll.
Leo Varadkar’s party has dropped two points to 23 per cent, while Mary Lou McDonald’s is up three, at 33.
The Tánaiste’s personal satisfaction rating has also fallen by 9 points, to 39.
Sinn Féin also secured top place in the Business Post/Red C poll for the first time since Red C began its tracking for the newspaper in 2003.
Varadkar has come under fire recently for his attendance at a music festival in the UK on the same day Electric Picnic would’ve taken place here.
While there’s also been unhappiness over Fine Gael Minister, Simon Coveney, lately.
Sinn Féin has filed a no-confidence motion in Fine Gael Minister Simon Coveney.
But some ministers are slamming the motion, saying it’s ‘meaningless’.
The Dáil’s due to vote on the proposal when it returns from its summer break next week.
It’s over Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney’s handling of Katherine Zappone’s proposed appointment as a special envoy – which took place with no open competition.