Richard Colwell

Richard Colwell

As you were: the budget with little impact

As you were: the budget with little impact

Following a very vanilla budget, the verdict is in on how people perceive the government and opposition parties - and there are no obvious winners

The centre holds as both of the largest parties make gains

The centre holds as both of the largest parties make gains

Only time will tell if this is part of a trend back to a largely two-party system

FG: more of a nudge than a bounce

FG: more of a nudge than a bounce

If there was an election tomorrow, the next Dáil would look more or less the same as the current one

Poll Analysis: Coveney appeals, but Varadkar draws new voters

Poll Analysis: Coveney appeals, but Varadkar draws new voters

The indications are that the
 change in leader will bring about
 a significant bounce for Fine Gael


Enda Kenny – a great leader or just a lucky general?

Enda Kenny – a great leader or just a lucky general?

His achievements are significant, but perhaps chief among them has been the ability to fall on his feet, in boom or bust

Can Varadkar or Coveney stir up political status quo?

Can Varadkar or Coveney stir up political status quo?

Despite these gains, movements have on the whole been within the margin of error

General election looks unlikely for the time being

General election looks unlikely for the time being

Another election may end up with Fianna Fáil holding power and Fine Gael supporting supply and confidence

Richard Colwell: Is FG leadership battle all over or all to play for?

Richard Colwell: Is FG leadership battle all over or all to play for?

Signs things may not be as straightforward begin to emerge in today’s poll

Another turn of the screw for Fine Gael

Another turn of the screw for Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil has spent the winter sapping the popularity of Sinn Féin and the government

Difficult balancing act for Fianna Fáil and Martin

Difficult balancing act for Fianna Fáil and Martin

With the programme for government under way, the party must try to appear different while ring-fencing its policies to appeal to voters

Can we count on the polls post-Trump? Absolutely

Can we count on the polls post-Trump? Absolutely

Before we consign political polling to the dustbin, let’s look at this through the prism of more considered analysis

Are the AAA-PBP gains more than just a one-off?

Are the AAA-PBP gains more than just a one-off?

The latest result could be dismissed as a rogue poll, or a once-off bump

Richard Colwell: Younger people feel we should take the money

Richard Colwell: Younger people feel we should take the money

Half of millennials are in favour of the windfall

Fallback in FF vote shows electorate still splintered

Fallback in FF vote shows electorate still splintered

Fine Gael support has weakened since Christmas, but the party retains a strong lead on economic competence

Richard Colwell: Plenty of warning signs for FG

Richard Colwell: Plenty of warning signs for FG

With many believing that Fianna Fáil is running the government from the opposition benches, a significant change may be needed within Fine Gael