Two new opinion polls suggest that Fine Gael is on course to lead the next Government, while support for Labour has fallen back.

The polls, for the Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Independent, also suggest that for the first time, Enda Kenny has most support to be the next Taoiseach.

The Red C poll in the Sunday Business Post suggests that support for Fine Gael is up one to 39%, Labour drops three to 17%, just a point ahead of Fianna Fáil who are on 16%. Sinn Féin gains two to 12%, the Greens drop one to 2%, and Independents are unchanged at 14%.

Sunday Business Post's Red C choice for Taoiseach ratings suggest Enda Kenny has 31% of support, Micheal Martin has 26% and Eamon Gilmore has 21%.

According to the Millward Brown Lansdowne poll for the Sunday Independent, Fine Gael is down one to 37%, Labour down three to 20%, Fianna Fáil up four to 16%, Sinn Féin up two to 12%, the Greens unchanges at 1%, and Independents and others down two to 14%.

The Sunday Independent also measured satisfaction with the party leaders, Eamon Gilmore is up five to 46%, Enda Kenny gets a boost of 11 points to 41%, Micheál Martin drops four to 38%, Gerry Adams is up seven to 33%, and John Gormley doubles his satisfaction rating, up 13 to 26%.

Enda Kenny now has the most support to be the next Taoiseach in both polls - Micheál Martin is in second place, and Eamon Gilmore in third.