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Bookies eye up two for last seat in GE2016

Story by Paul Neilan

Thursday, 18th February, 2016 2:48pm

Bookies eye up two for last seat in GE2016

Fianna Fail's Brendan Smith TD leads with the bookies.

The race for the last seat in Cavan-Monaghan, according to the bookies, looks set to be fought out between two Cavan candidates in a Fine Gael TD and a Sinn Fein senator.
According to, Brendan Smith TD (FF) is 1/25 favourite, out from 1/33 from when odds were first posted; Caoimhghin O Caolain TD (SF) is now 1/18, out from 1/25; while Minister for Arts Heather Humphries TD (FG) is 1/8, also out from 1/12.
The bookmakers, however, now put Bailieborough’s Joe O’Reilly TD (FG), who entered the race at 1/5, out to 4/11; closer to Ballyjamesduff’s Senator Kathryn Reilly (SF), who is now at evens, in from 6/5 two week’s ago.
Sitting TD Sean Conlan (Non-Party) is next in the field at 5/1, out from 7/2; then Bailieborough’s Cllr Niamh Smyth (FF) at 7/1, in from 20/1; Garda whistleblower and Non-Party candidate John Wilson is now 14/1, out from 8/1 from the off.
Mary Smyth and Mike Durkan (FF) are both at 50/1, while Mick McDermott (DDI), Micheal Callaghan (GP), Aoife O’Connell (DDI), Jimmy Mee (Non-Party) and Aoife O’Connell (DDI) are all at 100/1.
Right2Change candidate Emmett Smith, who launched and signed his campaign last week has yet to have his odds posted on the betting website.

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