Red C Poll: Fine Gael gains lost after English and Donohoe controversies

Support for Fine Gael drops to 21 per cent in the latest Business Post/Red C poll, while Sinn Féin’s partial recovery indicates that the party benefited from Fine Gael’s difficulties

Pride before a fall: Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure, and Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach. Picture: Collins

Fine Gael has taken a hit from a series of ministerial controversies in the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

The party had recovered from a poor series of results with a three-point rise to 24 per cent in the most recent poll last November, ahead of the re-election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach.

But the otherwise smooth transition of power between Varadkar and Micheál Martin was marred by the resignation of Damien English, the Fine ...