The latest Irish Times poll is good news for Fianna Fail with its highest poll rating, 40%, since the last election. Satisfaction with the Government, Bertie Ahern and his coalition leader Michael McDowell are also all up, allthough the PD’s slip down 1% to 3%. This leaves the government parties 5% ahead of a FG/Labour alliance but only 1% ahead of FG/Labour/Green alliance. The poll news for SF is disappointing, they are down 1% to 7%. Their lowest rating for at least a year and barely above their last election performance. The personal ratings of Gerry Adams were also unchanged.