Love, sex, and romance are at the centre of Irish politics.
But the country’s politics have changed dramatically in recent years and there is a significant rise in new entrants to the game.
We asked the experts to give us their predictions for the coming year and we also asked them to share their top picks.
Read moreRead moreThe resultsThe poll of 1,005 adults was carried out between January and February 2016 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4%.
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