Monday July 6, 2020

SF slumps as Cahill effect begins to bite

Independents gain most in poll, as Irish Water puts a dampener on coalition parties’ support, and FF flounders.

26th October, 2014
It has been an awkward week for Mary Lou McDonald and her party leader Gerry Adams. Picture: Laura Hutton/Photocall

This most eagerly awaited poll answers the question most often asked by friends and foes of Sinn Féin during the extraordinary past week of torment for Ireland’s fastest-rising political party: would the Mairia Cahill affair cause it political damage?

The answer is yes. In the short term, at least.

After a torrid week where the party leader Gerry Adams and the younger cohort of post-conflict TDs were put under unprecedented pressure...

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