Richard Colwell

Richard Colwell

Mixed messages for parties as voters look to local and Euro elections

Mixed messages for parties as voters look to local and Euro elections

The big parties may not have it all their own way, with the Greens making unexpected gains

Government verdict from the voters: ‘Could do much better’

Government verdict from the voters: ‘Could do much better’

Low scores on health and housing are partly balanced by better marks for performance on Brexit. But for how much longer?

Support for FG can’t be taken for granted

Support for FG can’t be taken for granted

After recent scandals and the positive reaction to its Brexit stance fading, will the public give Fine Gael a wake-up call soon

FF loses ground as all roads lead to Brexit

FF loses ground as all roads lead to Brexit

Small changes in voter preference reflect both a deep concern about ‘no deal’ and a reluctance to change party allegiance until Brexit is over or an election is in view, writes Richard Colwell

Economic growth speeds up as consumer confidence falls

Economic growth speeds up as consumer confidence falls

Ireland is booming, we are nearing full employment - yet consumer confidence is in decline. In today’s Sunday Business Post/Red C poll, we discover a ‘sit up and take notice’ moment for the government

Put your house on it: Michael D has a second term in the bag

Put your house on it: Michael D has a second term in the bag

Looking at the polls for the presidential race, I’d be willing to do a show in my boxer shorts if Higgins doesn’t walk it

At 67 per cent, Higgins looks a sure thing

At 67 per cent, Higgins looks a sure thing

The sitting President’s lead in our new poll today is so vast that it appears almost unassailable

Poll analysis points to a narrow Yes victory

Poll analysis points to a narrow Yes victory

Taking into account the fact that the majority of undecided voters are likely to vote No in the upcoming referendum, but may be unwilling to say so, we asked voters what they thought the outcome would be. The result: a narrow 56 per cent vote for Yes

Poll: Fine Gael likely to have to slug it out with Fianna Fáil in next election

Poll: Fine Gael likely to have to slug it out with Fianna Fáil in next election

The current state of the parties is quite stable, so what does this poll tell us about the political landscape within which any election will be run?

Repeal campaign now has a serious fight on its hands

Repeal campaign now has a serious fight on its hands

As ever, the fight will be won or lost in the centre - and today’s poll shows undecided voters edging towards the No side

Poll shows swing back to centre right parties

Poll shows swing back to centre right parties

The current polling suggests that voters have somewhat left behind their anger with the establishment

Opinion Poll: Beware the ‘shy’ and undecided voters

Opinion Poll: Beware the ‘shy’ and undecided voters

Based on past referendums, the gap between the sides is likely to be far closer than the figures suggest

Changing of the guard could pay off handsomely for SF

Changing of the guard could pay off handsomely for SF

At Sinn Féin’s recent ard fheis, Gerry Adams announced that he would be standing down as leade...

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