Friday 26 May 2017

Bookmakers slash odds on Miriam O'Callaghan becoming President

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

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.

Miriam O’Callaghan
Miriam O’Callaghan

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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.

Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan

"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.

Former RTE Newsreader Anne Doyle
Former RTE Newsreader Anne Doyle

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.

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