Varadkar Hot Favourite To Succeed Kenny At Fine Gael

Next Fine Gael Leader

Outright Betting

Following the news that Enda Kenny will retire as Fine Gael leader effective from midnight tonight, Leo Varadkar is now the firm 2/5 favourite to succeed him as party leader.

Since the announcement, we have seen an influx of bets on Varadkar, who was once priced at 11/10 to take over as Fine Gael leader.

Simon Coveney was a one-time favourite for the role, but is currently in Varadkar’s shadow as the 7/4 second favourite. Richard Bruton is also in the running, but at the outside price of 25/1.

Fianna Fail’s Michael Martin is the current 1/2 favourite to be Taoiseach after the next General Election with Leo Varadkar next at 9/4 and Simon Coveney priced at 6/1.

We expect the next 24 hours to be hectic for our traders as already punters are out in force to have their say on the next Fine Gael leader.

*Prices correct at time of publication