Sinn Féin in pole position as Fine Gael pays price of Zappone debacle

Mary Lou McDonald’s party is the highest-supported for the first time ever in a Business Post/Red C poll, while the government parties are suffering for the botched handling of the Katherine Zappone appointment

12th September, 2021
Sinn Féin in pole position as Fine Gael pays price of Zappone debacle
Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin president: her party moved a motion of no confidence in Simon Coveney. Picture: Getty

Fine Gael has paid a political price for arranging a UN special envoy job for Katherine Zappone, the findings of the latest Business Post/Red C poll suggest.

The party is down by two points to 28 per cent since the previous Red C poll in June, when the public was unaware of the text messages flying between Zappone and Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, about creating the position, which she...

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