Bookmakers slash odds on Miriam O'Callaghan becoming President
Published 08/07/2015 | 07:48
Bookie giant Paddy Power has slashed odds that tv presenter Miriam O'Callaghan will become the next President.
Paddy Power cut the odds from 10/1 to 7/1, after a slew of bets were placed.
The RTE star has not expressed any interest in running for President, although insiders have been claiming that a political career could be secretly on the agenda of the Prime Time host.
"There's been an increasing number of reports linking Miriam with a run for presidency and our punters have certainly taken notice," Paddy Power spokesman Feilim Mac An Iomaire told the Irish Daily Mirror.
After a slew of bets from punters, Paddy Power slashed the odds of Miriam succeeding Michael D. Higgins.
The mum-of-eight is now third favourite to follow in his footsteps.
Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness (6/1) and Barnardos chief Fergus Finlay (13/2) round out the top three.
Meanwhile broadcasting legend Anne Doyle, U2 frontman Bono and Roy Keane all have odds of 100/1 each.