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Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin (right) with Chris Andrews. Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Parties push different policies on final weekend of campaign

Banking, mortgages, sustainable energy and jobs are issues on the agenda for parties as the campaign enters polling week.

THE BANKING CRISIS, mortgages and energy will be the issues dominating the campaign trail on the last Sunday before polling day.

Enda Kenny has pledged to create a €350 million jobs budget and abolish travel tax within a hundred days if he is elected, and will arrive at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to discuss his parties policies later. Eamon Gilmore will be in Cork to speak about Labour’s plan to help mortgage holders in trouble, and Fianna Fáil will discuss its Irish language policy in Navan, RTÉ reports.

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin will launch a billboard campaign an end to money going to the banks, and the Greens will announce plans to make Ireland oil-free by 2030.

Meanwhile, two separate opinion polls have indicated a surge in support for that Fine Gael and the party’s leader Enda Kenny. A Sunday Independent/ Millward Brown Lansdowne poll shows a 37 per cent support for Fine Gael and 33 per cent for Kenny; similarly, a Sunday Business Post’s Red C poll has 39 per cent support, with Kenny securing a rating of 31 per cent.

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