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Poll: Are you in favour of the government's strategic communications unit?

The new communications unit has caused a deal of controversy since its announcement.

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SINCE TAKING UP the office of Taoiseach in June, one of Leo Varadkar’s priorities has been the creation of a strategic communications unit, the establishment of which was confirmed earlier this month.

At the time, government press secretary Feargal Purcell described the move as ‘best practice’, adding: “any government worth its salt has done this.”

Last week, meanwhile, it was revealed that the government is to spend €160,000 reviewing how the general public understands its work.

This morning, the Sunday Times quotes Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin describing that review as reflecting “the clear prioritisation of communications above everything else”.

But do you agree? Is the government prioritising communications where it shouldn’t, or is the move a necessary facet of modern politics?

We’re asking: Are you in favour of the government’s strategic communications unit?

Poll Results:

No (3800)
Yes (1773)
I'm not sure (834)

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