Poll shows decrease in number calling for a snap election

Almost half the public don’t want a general election until 2025 as numbers demanding Taoiseach Leo Varadkar call a snap vote have fallen substantially since last year.

According to the latest Sunday Independent-Ireland Thinks poll, the public’s demand for an immediate general election appears to be subsiding with 18 per cent wanting a vote now – an 11-point drop since last September.

By contrast, 45 per cent of those polled want an election scheduled in 2025, up 13 points on nine months ago.

The latest the next election can take place is March 2025 with the current Dáil having to be dissolved by February 19, 2025, at the latest.