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Friday 20 April 2018

Editorial: No time for Kenny to enjoy polls

Today's opinion polls show Government leader Enda Kenny is still the golden boy of the Irish public with record levels of support.

The first 100 days in power have been good to Mr Kenny with a six-point rise in popularity for his party since the election.

It is early days yet, however. The 'feelgood factor' from the visits of Queen Elizabeth and President Obama is starting to dim.

The Government cannot afford at this point to rest on its laurels with some very tough decisions yet to be made before and within the December Budget.

Fine Gael's rating is up despite a majority of voters believing that no progress has been made on key economic issues.

The electorate is still in no mood to forgive Fianna Fail and in that context 100 days is a short time.

The next 100 days will be a greater test.

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