Fine Gael retains a strong lead over Fianna Fáil in the latest political opinion poll.
As the country prepares for by-elections on Friday, the party's ahead by six points on 30%
However, that's also a drop of two points on a similar poll last month.
Business Post Political Editor, Michael Brennan, says their Red C poll of 1,000 adults between November 14th and 21st seems to reflect recent controversies for the party.
He says it seems the controversy over the party's by-election candidate in Wexford may be part of the reason for the slip of two points.
Verona Murphy apologised earlier this week after she made comments about asylum seekers in three separate interviews.
She subsequently visited a Direct Provision centre and said the visit had ''changed her outlook''.