Saturday 18 November 2017

Shane Ross: Presidents of waste flying high

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

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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