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Irish PM’s party level with Sinn Fein in poll for first time since 2021 – Times of India

DUBLIN: Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris' Fine Gael drew level with Sinn Fein in an opinion poll for the first time in almost three years on Thursday, a further potential setback to the opposition party's hopes of governing for the first time. The Irish Times/Ipsos B&A survey taken three weeks before local polls and within a year of the next parliamentary election put Sinn Fein's support five percentage points lower at 23%, with Fine Gael up 4% since Harris became leader last month. Sinn Fein had led each of its two main rivals by as much as 14 points across all polls two years ago, putting the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army firmly on course to enter government for the first time and lead the next coalition. The left wing party's popularity began to fall after t...