Red C Poll Analysis: Taoiseach Mary Lou no longer a guarantee as younger voters turned off by SF

Despite a sharp drop in support for the main opposition party, no gains on show for government parties

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis at the Technological University of Shannon Campus in Athlone, County Westmeath. Picture: PA

He hasn’t gone away you know.

Gerry Adams was in high spirits as he made a rare public appearance at a Sinn Féin event on Friday night, where he was interviewed by party leader Mary Lou McDonald in the humble surroundings of the Naomh Fionnbarra GAA club in Cabra.

Reflecting on how far the political project that is Sinn Féin had come, Adams said he was certain that neither the British nor Irish governments had ...