Red C Poll

Red C poll: Sinn Féin voters least supportive of parties or politicians suing media

Just three in ten Sinn Féin voters agreed that parties and politicians should be free to take legal action against the media over reports they feel are libellous

Chris Andrews with Mary Lou McDonald: when poll responses were broken down by party support, Sinn Féin voters were the least likely to support politicians suing the media. Picture:

Sinn Féin supporters are the least supportive of politicians suing journalists, despite the party’s mounting list of legal actions, according to the latest Business Post Red C poll

People were asked whether politicians or parties should be entitled to sue newspapers if they feel reports about them are libellous.

There was little consensus, 37 per cent said they agreed and 37 per cent said they disagreed, while 19 per cent of people were neutral on ...