Micheál Martin Odds-On To Be Taoiseach Next Year

Taoiseach After Next General Election

Outright Betting

Micheál Martin has said that he plans to be Taoiseach in less than five years but the Fianna Fáil leader could realise his goal as soon as next year if the latest betting is anything to go by.

The Cork man this week ruled out an election before the end of the year so that Brexit can be prioritised, but when asked by the Irish Mirror this week about being Taoiseach within five years, he said that he hoped to land the role in a shorter time frame.

Speaking at the annual Fianna Fáil think-in, Martin identified next Spring as a likely time for the next General Election and the odds are backing that up after 2020 was backed into 8/13 from 4/5 this week to be the year to host the next visit to the ballot box.

The betting also makes positive reading for Martin, as Leo Varadkar is no longer the favourite to retain his position as Taoiseach after the next election.

The Fine Gael leader was 5/6 favourite last month, but he has been eased out to Even money with Micheál Martin backed into his shortest price to date at 8/11 from Evens.

*Prices correct at time of publication