Enda Kenny can still do no wrong as Irish Prime Minister – despite recent controversies surrounding hospital closures.
A new opinion poll shows that support for Kenny’s Fine Gael party is up again, four months after the General Election.
But just before Kenny breaks open the champagne comes the news that more than half of voters, 55 per cent, are not happy with the performance of the coalition Government.
Labor Party supporters are also dissatisfied with the Government’s showing to date with support for Labor marginally down and level with Fianna Fail.
Kenny is the most popular political leader in Ireland with his highest rating achieved since taking over as Fine Gael leader in 2002.
The satisfaction rating for Kenny now stands at 53per cent, up 16 points since February.
Support for Fine Gael has risen by two points to 38per cent with Labor down one point from the general election to 18per cent.
Main opposition party Fianna Fail has gone up one point from their disastrous election performance to 18 per cent.
The Government’s satisfaction rating now stands at 37 per cent.
Satisfaction with Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore has risen by four points to 44 per cent.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is up by eight points to 37 per cent with Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams up two points to 31 per cent.
Sinn Fein have held their popularity rating to 10 per cent with the Independents down one point to 14pc.