Odds slashed on Saoirse McHugh becoming MEP after Primetime debate

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Green Party launches Achill islander Saoirse McHugh as Midlands North West European election candidate

Saoirse McHugh, Green Party candidate for the upcoming European Parliament elections in the Midlands North West constituency

Saoirse McHugh’s stand-out performance on RTE’s Primetime EU election debate has seen bookies slash her odds of taking a seat in Midlands-North-West.

The Achill native was hailed for calling out Peter Casey for scapegoating migrants and now her odds have been slashed putting her level pegging with Casey for a seat.

Before Primetime she was at 50/1 but since then she has dropped to 33/1, 22/1, 11/1 and now 4/1.

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan said: “I think we can win all three southern constituencies. We feel that we have a chance in Dublin, in Ireland South and we put it to anyone who watched the debate last night that we now have a real chance in Midlands North West.”

“Saoirse had an incredible performance on Primetime. It was great that people got to see her in action. She is a passionate, authentic and articulate person and she really deserves to be the voice of the young generation and rural Ireland in the next European Parliament.

“Irish people have a choice this Friday between candidates and parties who care about protecting people and the planet and those who don’t. If you want green vote Green.”