Support for the two groups in Government has fallen slightly over the summer, according to a new opinion poll.
But the first Red C poll of the new term, for tomorrow's Sunday Business Post, shows support for Fine Gael falling one point to 25%, while the Independent Alliance also drop one point to 4%.
Fianna Fáil, which is supporting the minority Government, also falls two points but remains the most popular party on 27%.
Sinn Féin gain two points to 15%, Labour are up one to 7%, while independents are on 10%, a rise of three percentage points.
The AAA/PBP is on 6%, with the Social Democrats on 4% and the Greens on 2%.