Irish economy

Politics: mapping change into 2024


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.

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Oct 2 2023, 07:05 IST/BST