Are we heading into a general election?
BoyleSports have cut the odds on a general election happening this year after the Budget and Brexit talks saw Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil come to blows.
As rumours continue to circulate a possible date of December 7th for the country to go to the polls has emerged and in turn saw punters flock to back the odds on a general election in 2018.
BoyleSports had to react and quickly slashed the odds for a 2018 election from 5/2 right into 15/8. 2019 remains the favourite year for the country to vote, but the odds have been eased out to 4/5 from 8/11 as tensions grow bewteen Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil chief Micheal Martin.
2020 remains priced at 6/1 with 2021 or later drifting out to 10/1 from 9/1.
Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for BoyleSports commented: “A general election before Christmas is becoming increasingly likely after Fianna Fáil appeared to be unhappy with extending their confidence and supply arrangement now it has fulfilled its agreed three budgets. Our customers certainly appear to believe that we will be going to the polls, possibly on December 7th, after a flurry of bets forced us to slash the odds on it happening in 2018 to 15/8 from 4/5.”