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Oct 2 2023, 07:05 IST/BST
Opinion polls, showing relatively consistent trends in recent years, point to Sinn Féin being the largest party following the next general election. However, while Sinn Féin has a large lead over other parties, this does not point to an outright majority. As a priority, housing will remain front and centre for the foreseeable future and policies will need to ensure expansion of supply. Banking may not be as central to public debate during a general election campaign, but the risk of intervention always remains – albeit material actions have not materialised in the sector.