9 March 2017
By Tom O’Sullivan
Simon Coveney now at 5.0
With speculation that we will be heading to the polling stations before 2017 is out, BoyleSports report that Micheál Martin remains the red hot favourite at 4/9 (decminal odds 1.44) to be Taoiseach after the next General Election.
His nearest rival in the betting is Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar at 10/3 with his party colleague and Cork native Simon Coveney now 4/1 (decminal odds 5.0) from 9/2.
Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath can be backed at 25/1 to be next Taoiseach whilst Paschal Donohoe is priced at 50/1. Current Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is expected to announce that he is stepping down in the coming weeks, is a 66/1 chance not to surrender as leader of the country whilst his party colleague and current Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald is also available at 66/1.
Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said “Micheál Martin is by far the most popular bet at present to be Taoiseach after the next Irish General Election but over the past few days we have seen punters support Simon Coveney into 4/1 from 9/2.”
He added “Coveney had been the subject of support earlier in the week to become the Next Leader of Fine Gael so it’s understandable why we have seen some interest in him becoming Taoiseach. However it’s Micheál Martin that remains the worst result for us at present but as we all know is that politics can be a funny game, after all who would have thought that Donald Trump would be President of The United States this time last year?”