Sinn Fein & Fine Gael To Cash In On ‘Yes’ Momentum?
Fine Gael and Sinn Fein have both received a huge burst of support from punters in the wake of the resounding ‘Yes’ vote in the Eighth Amendment Referendum.
Leo Varadkar hailed the result as the culmination of a ‘quiet revolution’ in the country and added that he hoped to have new abortion law enacted by the time the year is out.
Varadkar himself was backed into 2/5 from 4/5 with us to remain as Taoiseach even after the next General Election,
while Mary Lou McDonald is now only 20/1 from her 66/1 chances when she replaced Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin President.
The chances of a Fine Gael/Sinn Féin coalition after the next General Election was one of the biggest movers in BoleSports’ politics markets following the referendum result, plummeting into 5/1 having been a 20/1 shot before polls opened on Friday.
Both parties campaigned for a ‘Yes’ vote while most of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party were backing ‘No’.
The odds of voters being asked to cast another vote this year drifted as the results poured in from around the country and 2019 is the now the 13/10 favourite to be the year to host the next Irish General Election, with 2020 also closing into 11/2 from 11/1.