Saturday February 22, 2020

Is the rise of the independents sustainable?

A poll shows that the independents are the largest grouping in Irish politics but how far can they go?

26th July, 2015
Richard Colwell

Just over a week after the announcement of a new centre-left Irish political party – the Social Democrats – the impact on first preference support is already evident.

Independent/other parties as an entire group have made further gains on last month, after falling back to a low of 22 per cent in May. They now stand at a total share of 31 per cent. This is the highest level recorded in Red C’s polling history,...

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