Liadh Ní Riada 8/1 From 25/1 To Be Irish President

Money Comes For Potential Sinn Féin Runner

Liadh Ní Riada has leaped up the betting for the Irish Presidential Election even though Sinn Féin have yet to reveal who they are putting on the ballot.

The party’s Ard Chomhairle is due to meet this weekend to select a candidate for the Election at the end of October, with MEP Liadh Ní Riada and Belfast solicitor John Finucane the frontrunners to get the nod.

But it’s Ní Riada, who started the week as a 25/1 shot, who is now 8/1 third favourite to win the Election after a rush of money for the MEP during the week.

Businessman Sean Gallagher was also backed this week and is a 9/2 shot from 5/1 after securing a place on the ballot and currently poses the most likely threat to Michael D Higgins’ bid for a second term.

Higgins is still a 1/6 to avoid becoming the first Irish President to be denied a second term in office at the hands of the electorate.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “There was a rush in support for Liadh Ní Riada this week and it’s left us wondering does someone know something that we don’t. A crash into 8/1 from 25/1 is a significant move so it remains to be seen if the money is well-informed, but Sean Gallagher at 9/2 remains the biggest worry for Michael D Higgins ahead of next month’s vote”

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