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Higgins first with bookies

ACCORDING to the latest odds from Boylesports, Michael D Higgins has been installed as the even money favourite to triumph in the race for the Aras.

The odds increased from 5/4 after Mr Higgins gave his backing to Senator David Norris's participation in the race. However, Mr Norris is second favourite and cannot be discounted with 5/2 odds, although the public have been slow to fully support him.