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08 January 2019 20:40 Court document says Trump aide Paul Manafort lied about sharing poll data

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, according to a new court filing. The information is in a redacted court filing from Manafort's lawyers but was visible to journalists because it was not properly 85

22 December 2018 18:22 Sinn Féin suffer 6% drop in support in latest opinion poll

A new political opinion poll out this evening delivers Sinn Féin its largest-ever setback in a single month. The Behaviour and Attitudes poll for The Sunday Times shows the party down six points to 17%, their lowest result since Mary Lou McDonald took over as party leader. Fine Gael is up one point to 31%, Fianna Fáil up two to 29% and Labour down one to 5%. The Taoiseach's 28

15 December 2018 21:48 Poll shows fall in popularity for Taoiseach and Fine Gael

A new poll out this weekend shows satisfaction with the Government has fallen. The Sunday Independent Kantar Millward Brown opinion poll shows nearly half the people polled are unhappy with its performance. The Taoiseach's popularity has also taken a hit and Fine Gael has also suffered falling two points since April to stand at 32%, now just five points 36

22 November 2018 11:27 Dip in popularity for Vladimir Putin in Russian opinion poll

The electoral rating of President Vladimir Putin has dropped below 60% for the first time in five years, a leading Russian polling agency has said. The survey by Levada Centre published on Thursday showed 56% of likely voters saying they would cast their ballots for Mr Putin in elections expected in 2024. The last time electoral support for Mr Putin 32

13 November 2018 00:01 62% in North believe Brexit makes united Ireland a more likely prospect

A major new cross border poll by RTE and the BBC, revealed last night, shows that 62% of those surveyed in Northern Ireland believed Brexit made a united Ireland a more likely possibility. The survey revealed that 35% of those polled in the Republic of Ireland agreed. 11% of the respondents in Northern Ireland said Brexit made a united Ireland less likely 21

07 November 2018 17:56 Counting starts in Madagascar presidential poll with 36 candidates

Vote counting has started in Madagascar where citizens cast their ballots with hopes that a new leader will take the Indian Ocean island nation out of chronic poverty and corruption. The 36 presidential candidates have all promised to improve the country’s economy, create new jobs and end corruption, but the three leaders in the race are familiar faces 174

07 November 2018 13:01 7 in 10 adults favour blanket ban on junk food advertising to kids

Seven out of ten adults favour a blanket ban on advertising unhealthy foods and drinks to children, according to a poll for the Irish Heart Foundation. The Ipsos MRBI research was released today to coincide with the launch by the foundation of a new parents' campaign group as part of its Stop Targeting Kids campaign. Almost eight out of ten adults (79%) believe 22

07 November 2018 11:44 Huge support for ban on advertising unhealthy foods and drinks to children, poll finds

More than 70% of adults are in favour of an outright ban on the advertising and promotion of unhealthy food and drinks to children, a poll has found. The Ipsos MRBI research, conducted on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation, showed that just 26% of people opposed to a blanket ban on advertising junk food such as sugary drinks, chocolate bars and crisps 19

04 November 2018 19:34 Labour Party may run candidates in NI local elections

Labour leader, Brendan Howlin, has said the party is considering running candidates in local elections in Northern Ireland. Mr Howlin said he had written to SDLP leader Colum Eastwood last week seeking clarification about a possible merger between Fianna Fáil and the SDLP. Fianna Fáil is currently in talks with the SDLP and is expected to run a number 22

28 October 2018 15:25 'We're okay thanks': Cool response from Fianna Fáil over Peter Casey’s general election ambitions

Senior Fianna Fail politicians have poured cold water on the prospect of controversial presidential candidate Peter Casey joining their ranks and running in the next general election. In the wake of his shock second place finish in the presidential poll, the businessman has been quoted expressing a desire not only to join the party but also to ultimately 28