Latest opinion poll has Sinn Fein as most popular party in the country

Sinn FeinA new poll shows Sinn Féin is now the most popular political party in the country.

The Millward Brown survey for today's Sunday Independent has found that Gerry Adams' party has 26 per cent support.

Fine Gael is up 3 points to 25 per cent, Fianna Fáil on 19 per cent is up 1 point and Labour goes up a similar amount to 5 per cent.

Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says it now seems the electorate are looking towards the formation of the next Government: