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Editorial: Incoherent flip-flopping from Sinn Féin a clear turn off for voters

As the party faces into a pivotal election year, the sudden and steep fall in its support will be setting off alarm bells at party headquarters

Mary Lou McDonald with Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty and party members at Leinster House. Picture: Collins

The sharp fall in popular support for Sinn Féin, as shown in today’s Business Post Red C opinion poll, dispels the myth that the next general election is a foregone conclusion.

While there is little to cheer about for the two main government parties and old enemies – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil – in terms of their own poll performance, they will be encouraged by the seven-point slide in support for Mary Lou McDonald’s ...