Poll: Sinn Féin inflicts damage on Varadkar and moves up to 30%

Fine Gael drops four points to 33 per cent as months of positive polling start to turn, while Fianna Fáil is still marooned on 12 per cent

Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin president: support has risen as Sinn Féin targets Fine Gael in the Dáil. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Sinn Féin has been targeting Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste, in recent weeks. And the latest Business Post/Red C poll shows that the tactic is working.

There was a school of thought that Sinn Féin had over-reached itself by moving a motion of no confidence in the Fine Gael leader following the revelation that he had leaked a draft GP contract to a friend in a doctors’ union.

The coalition government comfortably saw off the motion, ...