Climate change has been put firmly on the agenda for next week's local and European elections.
Two political opinion polls out today show a significant bounce for the Greens.
A Sunday Times Behaviour and Attitudes poll puts the party on 5 points - up 4.
The survey was carried out between May 2nd and May 14th with 954 eligible voters.
— Stephen O'Brien (@sob999) May 18, 2019
Meanwhile a Red C poll of 2,000 adults for the Sunday Business Post also has the Greens up 4 to 7%.
It was carried out by phone between May 6th and May 16th.
POLL RESULTS: Fine Gael 28% (-5) Fianna Fáil 24% (+1) Independents 14% (-2) Sinn Fein 13% (-1) Green Party 7% (+4) Labour 5% (=) (+4) SocDems 2% (=) Solidarity-PBP 2% (+1) Aontu 2 (+1) Renua 1 (+1) @sundaybusiness @REDCResearch
— Michael Brennan (@obraonain) May 18, 2019
Both polls also show there's very little difference in current levels of support for Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.
The parties are level on 28% according the Behaviour and Attitudes poll for the Sunday Times while the Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post shows Fine Gael 4 points ahead of Fianna Fail on 28%.