Bookmaker tips all of Louth’s sitting TDs to be returned to Dáil at next election
All of Louth’s sitting TDs will be returned to the Dáil in the forthcoming General Election with Sinn Féin’s Imelda Munster replacing the retiring Seamus Kirk. That’s the view of bookmaker PaddyPower, who has released the odds on candidates being elected.
Sinn Féin president and 2011 poll topper Gerry Adams is viewed as a certainty to retain his seat at odds of 1/100. He is expected to be joined by his colleague Cllr Munster, who is at odds of 1/4 to become Louth’s first ever female TD.
Drogheda-based candidates Fergus O’Dowd (1/8) and Ged Nash (1/4) are also expected to be returned with the main battle for the fifth and final seat expected to involve Fine Gael’s sitting TD Peter Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil’s Declan Breathnach, who are both given odds of 1/2.
Of course, the bookies don’t always get it right and those who are viewed as having an outside bet of getting elected include Fianna Fáil’s Emma Coffey (9/4), independent Maeve Yore (11/2) and the Green Party’s Mark Dearey (6/1).
Independent Kevin Callan (8/1), Labour’s Mary Moran (14/1), Renua’s Michael O’Dowd (16/1), the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit’s Gareth Weldon and Direct Democracy Ireland’s Anthony Connor (40/1) are other outsiders.
Long shots though are Direct Democracy Ireland’s Pat Greene and United People’s Jeff Rudd who have both been given odds of 100/1.
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