More voters would prefer an alternative Government composed of Fine Gael, Labour and possibly the Green Party, to the current Fianna Fáil/Progressive Democrats' coalition, according to a new poll.

Some 36% of respondents to the TNS mrbi poll for The Irish Times said they would prefer a Fine Gael/Labour coalition to form the next Government.

31% said they preferred the existing Fianna Fáil/PD coalition and 20% said they wanted neither combination.