Monday November 30, 2020

Fianna Fáil emerges as main winner in post-budget poll

Confidence-and-supply partners FF gain 3 points to reach 25 per cent - but Fine Gael is still in pole position, and most people questioned do not anticipate a pre-Christmas election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

21st October, 2018

Fianna Fáil has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of a budget which was low-key yet still increased spending by €3.6 billion.

It had loudly demanded an affordable housing scheme which it knew could be delivered and stayed quiet on the areas where it knew that changes were going to be made regardless – most notably the ending of the 9 per cent Vat rate for the hospitality sector.

Fianna Fáil’s support is up by...

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