RedC/Paddy Power have a new poll out today on the state of the Irish parties as we go into an election year.
Here are the baseline results
Change over the last 18 months (shows little major movement between the main parties)
Gender/Age/Class and Regional Breakdown (Fianna Fail will be happy with their Dublin numbers and Fine Gael will be happy that they lead in all regions of the country amongst the parties).
A real plus for Fine Gael here as their negatives less than both Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein.
A Fine Gael/Labour minority administration appears to be the favoured option.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs