There has been an increase in support for Fine Gael, according to the latest Sunday Business Post/RED C opinion poll.

The survey of voters, carried out over seven days up to last Friday, suggests a fall in support for Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.

There has been a spotlight on Fine Gael for the last week as it moves to elect a new party leader.  And it has all resulted in a bounce for the party which is up five points to 29%.

This latest poll comes as another leadership debate was held between Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, tonight.

Fianna Fáil is down seven points to 21% while Sinn Féin also sees a drop in support, down three points to 15%.  

The independents are up four points to 14%, while there is a one point increase for the Independent Alliance to bring them to 3%.

The Labour Party is unchanged on 6% while Solidarity-PBP are down one to 3%.

The Social Democrats are unchanged on 4% as is the Green Party, on 3%.

Others are classed at 2% and that includes Renua at 1%.