Coalition To Crumble Says Punters As Irish General Election Price Shortens
Ireland could be thrust into a general election sooner rather than later according to punters who have forced the odds on the coalition government collapsing to shrink this week.
Simon Coveney survived a no confidence motion on Wednesday, but the coalition came under increased pressure as Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy used Dáil privilege to allege Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris leaked details of Katherine Zappone’s controversial appointment as special envoy to the UN.
The chances of a general election before the end of the year have suddenly dived into just 3/1 from 8/1 at the start of the week,
…while 2022 is also in the frame to host the next election after being gambled into 3/1 from 5/1.
Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry resigned from the parliamentary party to vote against the Minister for Foreign Affairs, leaving Sinn Féin as the party with the largest number of seats in the chamber and they are now hot odds-on shots at 8/15 to emerge with most seats after the next visit to the ballot box.
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