Next President Of Ireland Odds – Former Teflon Taoiseach Bertie Favourite

We have the next President of Ireland odds for you here at BoyleSports as there is a familiar name favoured in the betting.

Ireland’s current President Michael D. Higgins was first elected to the office all the way back in 2011. Higgins went on to seek a second term and win the 2018 election by a landslide to remain in office.

An Irish President can only serve a maximum of two terms which means that in two years’ time, we will have a new President of Ireland. In this post you will find all the favourites to take over the Áras including a former Taoiseach.

Next President of Ireland Betting Favourite

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who earned himself the nickname of “Teflon Taoiseach” has been cut into 3/1 favourite from 6/1 to be elected the next President of Ireland with BoyleSports.

It comes on the back of news that the Drumcondra man has now officially re-joined his former party Fianna Fáil after quitting in the wake of The Mahon Tribunal over ten years ago in 2012.

The former Taoiseach would have been expelled from the party had he not of quit at the time following the revelations of the Mahon Tribunal which included untruthful explanations, according to the tribunal report, of how large sums of money had been deposited to his bank account.

Ahern’s return to the party with which he was once Taoiseach has been generally welcomed by Fianna Fáil members. Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast Thursday morning Fianna Fáil minister Conor Lenihan said that the return of Ahern was a ‘very welcome thing’.

On the other side of the pond there is another former head of state among the favourites to become president.


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Next Irish Presidential Election Betting Favourites

Bertie Ahern is now the favourite to become the next President of Ireland in 2025 at 3/1 odds. But who else is in contention for the role according to the latest betting odds?

Mairead McGuinness

The second favourite to be the next President of Ireland is Mairead McGuinness at 4/1 who is a Fine Gael party member. McGuinness is currently serving in the role of European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union. She has been in that role since October of 2020.

The native of Drogheda, County Louth has an incredibly impressive track record to her name. McGuinness started out her political career back in 2004 when she was elected to be a member of the European Parliament.

The 63-year-old is now Ireland’s longest serving MEP and has also served in the role of First Vice-President of the European Parliament. McGuinness will be a force to be reckoned with if she does decide to run for President of Ireland in 2025 given the strong track record she has behind her.

Fergus Finlay

The third favourite in the betting to become the next President of Ireland is Fergus Finlay at odds of 7/1. Finlay has strong ties to the Labour Party having previously sought the party’s nomination back in 2010 to run for President in 2011.

That nomination was instead awarded to a man by the name of Michael D. Higgins who would of course go on to win the Presidential Election and is still President to this day.

The 72-year-old has served as Chief Executive of Barnardos in Ireland, a charity which helps protect vulnerable children, for 14 years.  As the most likely nominee of the Labour Party Finlay can’t be ruled out of winning the 2025 Irish Presidential Election.

Next Fianna Fáil Presidential Candidate

Bertie, who has been widely praised over the years for his contribution to The Good Friday Agreement and peace in the North of Ireland is just even money with BoyleSports to be the Fianna Fáil candidate when the race for the Áras gets underway in two years’ time.

A spokesperson for BoyleSports, said:

The saying goes – a week is a long time in politics and Bertie has at least one hundred of them to think about whether or not he’ll run for The Áras.

“The timing of his re-joining the party certainly looks to be a good indication that Bertie might make his move sooner rather than later.”

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