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Offaly Independent Polls

Please see below for all current polls on the Offaly Independent website. If you have already voted on any of our polls you may not be able to vote again.

Are proposals to refund Irish Water payments realistic?

Poll ended on the 30th June, 2016 and the results were:

Yes

34.2%

No

44.7%

Don't know

21.1%

Should Fianna Fail and Fine Gael form a new Government?

Poll ended on the 16th March, 2016 and the results were:

Yes

44.4%

No

55.6%

I don't know

0%

Will Irish Water survive if it fails the Eurostat test?

Poll ended on the 1st September, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

15.8%

No

68.4%

Don't know

15.8%

Does Ireland need a new political party?

Poll ended on the 1st May, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

41.0%

No

51.3%

Don't know

7.7%

Are the roads in Offaly adequately gritted during cold snaps?

Poll ended on the 31st January, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

23.8%

No

76.2%

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Poll ended on the 15th December, 2014 and the results were:

No chance, it'll be a last minute dash on Christmas Eve

16.7%

I've picked up one or two bits

16.7%

Already done and everything wrapped!

66.7%

Do you think we should pay for water?

Poll ended on the 11th November, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

34.2%

No

65.8%

Does Offaly need a Gaelcholáiste?

Poll ended on the 29th October, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it should be a priority

40.0%

Yes, but existing schools need more resources first

30.0%

No, there's no need

30.0%

Should Offaly have more outdoor cinema events (like the one in Birr last Thursday)?

Poll ended on the 13th October, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it'd be nice for all ages

83.3%

Yes, it'd be a nice alternative to the pub

0.0%

No, we don't have the weather for that kind of thing!

16.7%

Who's to blame for the Fine Gael/John McNulty debacle?

Poll ended on the 9th October, 2014 and the results were:

Enda Kenny

60.0%

Heather Humphreys

10.0%

John McNulty

5.0%

Fine Gael National Executive

10.0%

I don't care - there are more important things

15.0%

Did you go to the National Ploughing Championships?

Poll ended on the 28th September, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

0.0%

No

100.0%

Should Banagher Horse Fair go ahead this Sunday?

Poll ended on the 13th September, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

37.5%

No

50.0%

I'm not sure

12.5%

Should the Gaeltacht Minister and Junior Minister be fluent Irish speakers?

Poll ended on the 31st July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, definitely

61.1%

No, but they should have to become fluent now

5.6%

No, Irish is irrelevant today

16.7%

No, it won't affect their ability to do the job

16.7%

How will you vote on planned referendum on extension of civil marriage rights to lesbian and gay people?

Poll ended on the 14th July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

33.3%

No

50.0%

I won't vote

16.7%

Who do you think should lead the Labour Party?

Poll ended on the 11th June, 2014 and the results were:

Joan Burton

33.3%

Alex White

66.7%

How many World Cup matches will you watch?

Poll ended on the 9th June, 2014 and the results were:

None

50.0%

Just the final

0.0%

All 64

0%

As many as I'm allowed to!

50.0%

Are you happy with the results of the Offaly local election?

Poll ended on the 3rd June, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

27.3%

No

36.4%

I couldn't care less about it all

36.4%

Will you be voting on May 23?

Poll ended on the 21st May, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's our civil duty to vote

47.8%

Yeah, I suppose I will

17.4%

No, I'm not even on the voting register

4.3%

No, there's nobody worth voting for

30.4%

Should former Manchester United manager David Moyes have been sacked?

Poll ended on the 30th April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, without a doubt

0.0%

Yes, but it was badly handled

14.3%

No, he should have been given more time

57.1%

No, he was doing as well as could be expected

28.6%

Have you given up anything for Lent?

Poll ended on the 17th March, 2014 and the results were:

Yes and I'll stick it out to the end

28.6%

Yes, but I've already broken it!

14.3%

No, I don't observe Lent

35.7%

Not this year

21.4%

Next Friday is international women's day. Do you think there is now equality across the genders?

Poll ended on the 6th March, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, women are treated equally

21.4%

No, there are still inequalities between men and women

14.3%

Only when women have control over their own bodies

7.1%

Women's liberation has gone too far

57.1%

Can Ireland win this year's Six Nations rugby title?

Poll ended on the 28th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, Ireland can do it

50.0%

No, England or France will win it

14.3%

Ireland will win the Grand Slam

7.1%

I have no interest in rugby

28.6%

Do you have a Valentine?

Poll ended on the 15th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

25.0%

No

75.0%

Seeing it start to snow makes me feel

Poll ended on the 13th February, 2014 and the results were:

happy

25.0%

worried

50.0%

cold

0%

something else

25.0%

What's your favourite Garth Brooks song?

Poll ended on the 1st February, 2014 and the results were:

Friends in Low Places

0.0%

If Tomorrow Never Comes

12.5%

The Dance

37.5%

The River

0%

The Thunder Rolls

12.5%

None of the above

37.5%

How's 2014 working out for you so far?

Poll ended on the 29th January, 2014 and the results were:

Great - I love it!

33.3%

Not good at all - I hate it!

11.1%

It's ok - not too good, not too bad

55.6%

Did you make any New Year's resolutions?

Poll ended on the 10th January, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, and I'm sticking to them so far

33.3%

Yes, but I've already abandoned them

0.0%

No, they're a waste of time

16.7%

No, because I'm already perfect

50.0%

No, I just didn't get round to it

0%

When should shops start playing Christmas music?

Poll ended on the 30th November, 2013 and the results were:

As soon as Hallowe'en is over

7.1%

December 1

73.8%

Christmas week

9.5%

Never

9.5%

Do you agree with plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol?

Poll ended on the 31st October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes - It will stop cheap alcohol sales from supermarket

40.0%

No - It's just the powerful publicans complaining again

20.0%

Why should the State have a role in price fixing?

20.0%

Doesn't matter, we'll still drink too much

20.0%

Do you agree with the strike by non-consultant hospital doctors?

Poll ended on the 10th October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes - the hours are too long

20.0%

Yes - as a patient I wouldn't want a tired NCHD treating me

60.0%

No - long hours come with the job

0%

No - the hours don't seem too long to me

20.0%

Should the Seanad go?

Poll ended on the 2nd October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

81.8%

No

18.2%

I still don't know

0%

Is Trapattoni's departure the right move?

Poll ended on the 16th September, 2013 and the results were:

Yes!

92.9%

No!

7.1%

A hundred years on from the lock out, do workers get a fair deal in modern Ireland?

Poll ended on the 12th September, 2013 and the results were:

Yes - workers' rights are well established

0.0%

No - the power still remains with employers

0.0%

Workers and unions have too much power nowadays

100.0%

If we had more Larkins, Ireland would be better off

0%

MEN: What's your opinion on public proposals?

Poll ended on the 22nd August, 2013 and the results were:

I'd do that!

0.0%

Not a chance!

100.0%

LADIES: What's your opinion on public marriage proposals, as seen on last night's Rose of Tralee?

Poll ended on the 21st August, 2013 and the results were:

I'm all for it!

12.5%

I'd hate it!

87.5%

Should the old-age pension be cut by €10?

Poll ended on the 17th August, 2013 and the results were:

Definitely not

78.9%

Definitely

5.3%

It should at least be looked at

15.8%

Would you be comfortable if a wind turbine was built 500m from your house?

Poll ended on the 9th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

2.7%

No

97.1%

I really don't know

0.1%

Is Britain's new royal baby getting too much Irish media attention?

Poll ended on the 27th July, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

58.3%

No

41.7%

Should courts in Edenderry and Birr close?

Poll ended on the 12th July, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

12.5%

No

87.5%

Should the Seanad be abolished?

Poll ended on the 14th June, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

52.9%

No

47.1%

I don't care

0%

Will you be visiting the Harvest Offaly Food Festival (HOFF) in September?

Poll ended on the 31st May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

11.1%

No

88.9%

Do you use social media sites at work?

Poll ended on the 17th May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, regularly

58.3%

Yes, occasionally

16.7%

No, social media sites are blocked

0%

No, I'm not interested in them

25.0%

Were the unions right to reject Croke Park 11 proposals?

Poll ended on the 25th April, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, it's time for public sector workers to stand up fo

37.5%

No, people should take the medicine, the country is bust

50.0%

No, but only because the cuts will now be worse

12.5%

Do you think restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Good Friday?

Poll ended on the 1st April, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

64.7%

No

35.3%

What's your opinion of March's unseasonable weather?

Poll ended on the 29th March, 2013 and the results were:

I love it - snow makes me feel like a child again

66.7%

I hate it - it makes driving/walking so dangerous and stressful

33.3%

Can Kilcormac/Killoughey go all the way?

Poll ended on the 17th March, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, All-Ireland glory is within reach

83.3%

No, they have gone as far as they can

0.0%

Anyone for a replay?

16.7%

Are you in favour of a two-tier child benefit system?

Poll ended on the 27th February, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, many don't need some or all their child benefit

27.3%

Yes, but the cut off point will have to be increased from the proposed €25,000

54.5%

No, it's better as it is now

18.2%

Are you doing anything to mark Valentine's Day?

Poll ended on the 13th February, 2013 and the results were:

No, I hate it!

52.4%

No, I can't afford to.

28.6%

Yes, I suppose I'll have to.

19.0%

Yes, I love Valentine's Day.

0%

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Poll ended on the 24th December, 2012 and the results were:

Definitely nice; I'm like the Offaly Mother Teresa

50.0%

Mostly nice, but there's been a bit of naughty too!

50.0%

Mostly naughty; it's just so much more interesting

0%

Definitely naughty; no point checking the list!

0%

Are you in favour of town councils being abolished?

Poll ended on the 25th October, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

81.8%

No

18.2%

Are you happy with the new parking arrangements for Tullamore?

Poll ended on the 19th October, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, parking charges don't affect footfall in town

0.0%

Yes, the council needs the money it raises

30.0%

No, it'll lead to Tullamore businesses closing

60.0%

No, it doesn't go far enough

10.0%

What should the upshot of household charge non-compliance in Offaly be?

Poll ended on the 4th October, 2012 and the results were:

Council staff numbers should be cut

25.0%

Council services (libraries, repairs etc) should be cut

25.0%

There should be no cuts

25.0%

Homeowners should be forced to pay

25.0%

Should property tax be taken from wages?

Poll ended on the 4th September, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

12.5%

No

87.5%

I don't care

0%

Will you be going to Tullamore Show on Sunday, August 12?

Poll ended on the 12th August, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

100.0%

No

0.0%

Do you think private clamping companies should be allowed operate in Tullamore?

Poll ended on the 19th April, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

18.8%

No

81.3%

Where would your vote go if the Presidential Election was today?

Poll ended on the 13th October, 2011 and the results were:

Labour

0.0%

Fine Gael

0.0%

Sinn Fein

0%

Independent

0%

None of them

100.0%

Have you ever taken a lift from a drunk driver?

Poll ended on the 8th September, 2011 and the results were:

Yes

50.0%

No

50.0%

Where should Offaly hurlers play their inter-county fixtures?

Poll ended on the 24th June, 2011 and the results were:

O'Connor Park, Tullamore

36.4%

St Brendan's Park, Birr

27.3%

Wherever the County Board decides

18.2%

Wherever the hurling management wishes to

18.2%

How big a threat is swine flu?

Poll ended on the 19th November, 2009 and the results were:

A serious problem for the nation's health

33.3%

Not as bad as it's made out

33.3%

I don't trust the HSE to deal with it

33.3%

Are the unions correct in opposing forced pay cuts in the public service?

Poll ended on the 11th November, 2009 and the results were:

Yes - public servants aren't to blame

0.0%

No - we all need to take the pain

0.0%

The unions are part of the problem

100.0%

Should HSE CEO Brendan Drumm accept a €70,000 bonus for 2007?

Poll ended on the 4th November, 2009 and the results were:

No, things were better then

66.7%

Yes, our health service is in crisis

11.1%

Doesn't matter what I think

22.2%