Fianna Fail dealt opinion poll blow
Fianna Fail has suffered a bruising after an opinion poll put support at just 13%.
It is now in fourth place behind Sinn Fein at 16%, according to the Red C survey for the Irish Sun.
Support for Fine Gael has fallen by 1% to 32% on a similar Red C poll carried out on November 21.
Labour's popularity has dropped from 27% on the previous poll to 24%.
Support for the Greens remains unchanged at 3%.
The survey of 1,000 adults was carried out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, days after Sinn Fein's by-election win in Donegal South West and in the wake of the 85 billion euro bailout.
Red C also asked who they would like to see as the next taoiseach, with 8% backing Brian Cowen.
Eamon Gilmore stands at 41% and Enda Kenny at 25%.