Fianna Fail edged Fine Gael in the latest Sunday Times Behavior and Attitudes poll, but Sinn Fein maintains a dominant lead over both Dail government parties despite falling three points to 34%.

B&A survey brings some Christmas cheer for Micheál Martin, the taoiseach, as his party climbed three points to 23%, while government satisfaction rose two points to 40% and its satisfaction rate personal increase by one point to 42%.

Taoiseach has been at the forefront of the fight against rapidly changing data on coronavirus infections and made two announcements of public health restrictions in the span of four days earlier this month.

The Fine Gael is at its lowest