SATISFACTION ratings for Irish politicians are among the highest in Europe, according to a new poll.
Red C, who carried out the poll, surveyed the public in seven countries.
The conclusion was that 37% of Irish people are satisfied with the performance of politicians.
In Italy, just 7% of respondents expressed satisfaction with their elected representatives.
Furthermore, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has the highest approval rating for any head of government since Bertie Ahern in 2007.
CEO of Red C, Richard Colwell says most Irish people think politicians reflect the overall population: “ Across Western Europe, satisfaction is far lower than you see here.
“In Ireland, we have 58& who believe our political leaders are a good reflection of the population, whereas, across the rest of Western Europe, it’s only 28%.”