Next Fianna Fáil Leader Odds – Betting Favourite Emerges
We have all the next Fianna Fáil leader odds as Micheál Martin is to step down as Taoiseach this December.
The move comes as part of a pre-arranged agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as port of their government coalition. With Martin stepping down as Taoiseach this could also be the end of the line for him as leader of the Fianna Fáil party.
We have all the news about the move for Martin to leave his role as Taoiseach and what that means for the betting odds to be the next Fianna Fáil Leader.
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Leo Varadkar Set To Replace Micheál Martin As Taoiseach
A tight battle could be on the cards to succeed Micheál Martin as leader of Fianna Fáil according to the betting as he prepares to hand over Taoiseach duties to Leo Varadkar.
Martin has served a little over two and a half years as the Taoiseach of Ireland after assuming the role in June of 2020. The TD for the Cork South-Central constituency was first elected as a TD in 1989 and rose through the ranks in Fianna Fáil quickly. The Cork native was made a member of the government’s Cabinet in 1997 where he served as the Minister for Education and Science.
Following from that Martin served as the Minister for Health and Children from 2000-2004, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from 2004-2008 and then the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008-2011
Martin travelled to France on Thursday in one of his last foreign trips as Taoiseach, but bets are already being placed on his successor as Fianna Fáil leader after ally Ned O’Sullivan withdrew from a proposed contest for an internal party position to avoid “further negative commentary and speculation.”
O’Callaghan Installed As 9/4 Betting Favourite To Be Next Fianna Fáil Leader
Jim O’Callaghan continues to lead the list of potential candidates as 9/4 favourite for the role when the vacancy arises, while Dara Calleary’s odds have shortened into 9/2 from 11/1 since the start of November.
That makes the former Deputy leader third favourite behind Michael McGrath, with Barry Cowen also gaining support this year at 7/1 from 12/1.
Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented:
Successive opinion polls this year have made troubled reading for Fianna Fáil and we’re noticing a rise in speculation on the next leader.
“Jim O’Callaghan has been frontrunner for a long time, but Barry Cowen and Dara Calleary have both been backed in recent weeks so it could be a tighter race than we once expected.”
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