Rocky road ahead for coalition

The government parties are facing into a tumultuous year - and today's poll offers them cold comfort, writes Pat Leahy.

27th January, 2013
Eamon Gilmore: participation in government is taking its toll on his party. Photo: PA

There are important messages about the state of political support in today's *Sunday Business Post*/Red C tracking poll, which is both the first of 2013 and the first since December's budget. The overall picture is consistent with the trends in the second half of last year, and shows some acceleration of important dynamics.

For much of last year, the picture of the political landscape was this: Fine Gael was in the 30s, far ahead of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago