Social Democrats Enter Race for Next Government As Odds Plummet

As talks continue around the formation of a new government, some speculative bets were placed with BoyleSports on Sunday night for the Social Democrats to be a part of the next coalition.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appealed to the Greens, Labour and Social Democrats to become the “third pillar” of a Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition government.

It’s now a 10/1 shot from 50/1 that the four parties of Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Green Party/Social Democrats join forces to form the next government as negotiations continue to break the deadlock.

The new favourite however with punters remains a Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Green coalition, with those odds currently at 5/2 having been as big as 14/1.

Another option that includes the Social Democrats has also attracted support with a Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Soc Dems/Independents now 12/1 from 33/1.

Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Green Party/Social Democrats to get together is now 10/1 from 50/1, the biggest mover in the market we have seen for over a month now.