#LE19 & #EP2019 Polls from Red C

In yesterday’s (Sunday 21st April) Sunday Business Post we were blessed with not one, not two, but three polls! One on if there was a General Election, one for the Europeans and one for the Locals.

Red C interviewed a sample of 1000 adults between April 11th and 17th. There is a margin of error of +/- 3%.

Around 20% of voters are undecided with five weeks to go to Election day on May 24th

Lets take a look at the General Election figures 1st (change is in relation to last poll at end of March)

  • Fine Gael 33% (+2 in three weeks)
  • Fianna Fáil 23% (-2)
  • Sinn Féin 14% (+1)
  • Independents 16% (+1)
  • Labour 5%
  • Greens 3%
  • SocDems 2% (-1)
  • Ind Alliance 2% (-1)
  • Sol-PBP 1 %(-1)
  • Aontú 1% (+1)
  • Others <1%

A good poll for Fine Gael who have a 10 point lead on Fianna Fail. Labour, the Green Party, SocDems and the smaller parties are failing to get into double digits, with only Sinn Fein and Independents making a challenge with 14% and 16% respectively.

Next we look at the European Parliament voting intentions.

  • Fine Gael 33%
  • Fianna Fáil 21%
  • Sinn Féin 16%
  • Independents 18%
  • Labour 4%
  • Greens 4%
  • SocDems 1%
  • Ind Alliance 2%
  • Sol-PBP 1< %
  • Aontú <1%
  • Others <1%

This poll should see Fine Gael retain its four seats in the European Parliament, while Fianna Fail should see them win three seats (one in each constituency). Sinn Fein’s result should see them hold at least 2 out of their 3 seats, but with a good chance of returning all 3. The other seats will go to a mix of the smaller parties and independents. Of course this will all depend on whether we have 11 seats or 13 seats and what way the 20% undecided voters split between now and election day.

And finally the local elections

  • Fine Gael 27%
  • Fianna Fáil 20%
  • Sinn Féin 15%
  • Independents 21%
  • Labour 5%
  • Greens 5%
  • SocDems 1%
  • Ind Alliance 4%
  • Sol-PBP <1 %
  • Aontú <1%
  • Others 3%

This poll would see Fine Gael increase its support by 3% on the 2014 Local Election which Fianna Fail would slip back by 5.5% on the 2014 results. But with a large number of voters undecided and the personal vote of a number high-profile of a number of local election candidate it is hard to predict the number of seats for each party.

Candidates for Cork City Council – Southside LEA’s

This is the second of two posts listing the candidates for the Cork City Council for May’s local elections.

In this post,I will be looking at the three enlarged Local Electoral Areas on the Southside of Cork City. With the Boundary Extension, the south LEA’s now take in Douglas, Frankfield and Ballincollig.

6 sitting councillors will be stepping down at this election; 1 in Central, 3 in South East and 2 in South West.

  • Tom O’Driscoll – Fianna Fail – Cork South Cental
  • Laura McGonigle – Fine Gael – Cork South East
  • Nicolas O’Keeffe – Fianna Fail – Cork South East
  • Shane O’Shea – Sinn Finn – Cork South East
  • John Buttimer – Fine Gael – Cork South West
  • Mary Shields – Fianna Fail – Cork South West

* Denotes Sitting City or County Cllr

Last updated 5th April

Cork South Central (6 Seats)

  • Dan Boyle – Green Party
  • David Boyle – Fianna Fail
  • Sean Cronin – Independent
  • Paudie Dineen – Independent*
  • Luke Field – Labour
  • Mick Finn – Independent*
  • Eoghan Jeffers – Sinn Fein*
  • Ciaran Kenneally – Ind
  • Fiona Kerins – Sinn Fein*
  • Sean Martin – Fianna Fail*
  • Lekha Menon Margassery – Independent
  • Patricia O’Dwyer – Social Democrats
  • Shane O’Callaghan – Fine Gael

Cork South East (6 Seats)

  • Lorna Bogue – Green Party
  • Des Cahill – Fine Gael*
  • Anna Daly – Aontú
  • Mary Rose Desmond – Fianna Fail*
  • Ed Fitzgerald – People Before Profit
  • Deirdre Forde – Fine Gael*
  • Joe Harris – Social Democrats*
  • Peter Horgan – Labour
  • Kieran McCarthy – Independent*
  • Diarmaid Ó Cadhla – HRRA*
  • Chris O’Leary – Sinn Fein*
  • Terry Shannon – Fianna Fail*

Cork South West (7 Seats)

  • Derry Canty – Fine Gael*
  • Henry Cremin – Sinn Fein*
  • Fergal Dennehy – Fianna Fail*
  • Tjitske de Vries – People Before Profit
  • Collette Finn – Green Party
  • Shirley Griffin – HRRA
  • PJ Hourican – Fine Gael*
  • Colm Kelleher – Fianna Fail*
  • Garrett Kelleher – Fine Gael
  • Ciara Kennedy – Labour
  • Thomas Kiely – HRRA
  • Daithí O’Donnabháin – Fianna Fail*
  • Ciaran McCarthy – Social Democrats
  • Thomas Moloney -Independent*
  • Joanna Murphy – Aontú
  • Sinead Ronan – Fine Gael
  • Eolan Ryng – Sinn Fein

Candidates for Cork City Council – Northside LEA’s

This is the first of two posts listing the candidates for the Cork City Council for May’s local elections.

With the new boundary extension, the number of Local Electoral Area’s on the Northside have been reduced from three to two, Cork North East and Cork North West. Both LEA’s have 6 seats. These areas include areas brought into the city including Glanmire and Blarney.

Two councillors from the Northside of the City will be stepping down at this election, one from each LEA

  • Stephen Cunningham – Sinn Fein – Cork North East
  • Marion O’Sullivan – Solidarity – Cork North West

* Denotes Sitting City or County Cllr

Last updated 4th April

Cork North East (6 seats)

  • Carol Brogan – Solidarity
  • Tim Brosnan – Fianna Fail*
  • Martin Dorgan – Fianna Fail
  • Sinéad Halpin – Social Democrats
  • Joe Kavanagh – Fine Gael*
  • Ger Keohane – Independent*
  • John Maher – Labour
  • Oliver Moran – Green Party
  • Mick Nugent – Sinn Fein*
  • Kenneth O’Flynn – Fianna Fail*
  • Mandy O’Leary-Hegarty – Sinn Fein
  • Lorraine O’Neill – Fine Gael
  • Sean O’Sullivan – Independent
  • Ted Tynan – Workers Party*

Cork North West (6 seats)

  • Damien Boylan – Fine Gael
  • Luke Carroll – Labour
  • Catherine Coffey – Workers Party
  • Sean Coleman – Fianna Fail
  • Kenneth Collins – Sinn Fein*
  • Mark Cronin – Green Party
  • Tony Fitzgerald – Fianna Fail*
  • Thomas Gould – Sinn Fein*
  • Martina Murphy – HRRA
  • Joe O’Callaghan – Independent
  • Julie O’Leary – Fine Gael
  • Fiona Ryan – Solidarity*
  • John Sheehan – Fianna Fail*
  • John Stanton -Sinn Fein
  • Finian Toomey – Aontú