Joe McHugh welcome latest poll findings for Fine Gael ahead of GE2016

JoeMcHugh9A new poll suggests Fine Gael will be the biggest party in the Dail after the election and could even be in a position to form a government with the help of some independents.

The latest Ipsos/MRBI survey in today's Irish Times has support for Fine Gael at 30 percent - up 2 since September.

But support for Labour continues to fall - it's down one to 7 percent.

Sinn Féin is currently at 21, Fianna Fáil has dropped one to 19 and support for Independents or others is down 2 to 23 percent.

Junior Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the findings of the poll but says he is acutely aware that the recovery is not as strong in Donegal: