Fine Gael has maintained a narrow lead over Fianna Fáil among voters, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll suggests.

This survey of 1,200 voters was taken over three days up to last Sunday.

Support for Fine Gael was measured at 29%, which is unchanged from the last comparable poll in May.

Fianna Fáil drops one point to 25%, while Sinn Féin is down two points to 14%.

The Green Party is on 8% support, which is an increase of four percentage points.

Labour drops one point to stand at 6%. Independents are on 10%, while Independents4Change are at 2%.

Support for the Independent Alliance, Solidarity-PBP and the Social Democrats is gauged at 1% each.

Other groups and parties are on 2% support in this poll, which has a margin of error of 2.8%.

One of the most striking aspects of the poll is the increase in both the Taoiseach's and the Government's satisfaction ratings.

There is a jump of 15 points to 51% in Leo Varadkar's personal rating, while satisfaction with the Government rose by 11 points to 42%.

Some 47% of those surveyed said the Government should not compromise on the backstop, even if it risks a hard border, while 42% were in favour of a compromise.