Fine Gael candidates look set to come out on top in all three European Parliament Constituencies ahead of this month's election, according to a new opinion poll.
Sean Kelly is on 18% in the South constituency with Sinn Fein’s Liadh Ní Riada on 14% and Fianna Fail’s Billy Kelleher on 13%. Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune and Fianna Fail’s Malcolm Byrne are on 10% while Wicklow T.D. and junior Minister Andrew Doyle is on 9%, guaranteeing a close battle to take the fifth seat in the South.
In Dublin, Frances Fitzgerald is expected to top the poll with 22%, ahead of Fianna fail’s Barry Andrews on 18% and Sinn Fein’s Lynn Boylan is 13%, ahead of Clare Daly.
Mairead McGuinness leads with 26% in Midlands North West. Fianna Fail will also challenge strongly to elect MEPs in each of the constituencies, while Sinn Fein will see their vote decline, but remain in the running to retain their seats
The Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll of 1,500 voters was conducted on Wednesday.