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Shane Ross: Presidents of waste flying high

Published 04/07/2010 | 05:00

BOOKIES Paddy Power is offering interesting odds for the next President of Ireland and the first directly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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Businessman and independent senator Feargal Quinn is moving up in the betting for the mayoralty. Today he is fourth favourite at 8/1. Paddy Power tells me that there has been steady money for Feargal in recent weeks.

The supermarket king protests a lack of interest, but let us hope that someone twists his arm, as the first executive Lord Mayor of Dublin will need plenty of business expertise. He will have a big budget, awesome responsibility and discretionary spending powers never before enjoyed by a mayor.

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