Friday, January 20, 2006


Irish public satisfied with Government

Home of the Irish public Baffling breaking news today.

A new opinion poll published this morning shows
public satisfaction with the Government has risen to its highest level for a year.

Forty-six per cent of respondents to the Irish Times/TNS mrbi poll said they were satisfied with the performance of the Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats, up nine percentage points since September.

The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has also seen his popularity rating increasing nine points to 56%, while support for Fianna Fáil is up five points to 36%.

Elsewhere, Fine Gael's support is unchanged at 18%, Labour's is up two at 12% and Sinn Féin is down one to 7%.

The Greens have also seen their support drop one point to 3%, while the PDs are unchanged at 3%.

Were the people that were polled drunk or what? We have a health service in crisis with people forced to wait on trolleys and a Health Minister (PD leader Mary Harney) who doesn't even have the support of most Irish doctors according to a recent survey, Irish house prices continue to spiral out of control, drink related road accidents continue to be a menace yet nothing is done and the majority of the Irish public deem all this to be satisfactory! Heaven help us.

The Irish public said what?
Are you serious?

As for the other findings of the poll, good to see Labour's support increasing, Fine Gael continue to look ordinary, nice to see the useless Greens losing support and the drop in support of Sinn Féin might silence those who believe we will see Sinn Féin in power in the Republic in the near future.

Overall, I'm disappointed with the poll's findings. We desperately need a new government but the Irish people are living in Cloud Cuckoo Land!


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