Adams' election odds tumble with Boylesports - Sinn Fein man 1/8 to win a seat

Gerry Adams' odds have tumbled once again from 1/4 into 1/8 following a surge of support for the Sinn Féin president according to the latest odds from local bookmaker Boylesports.

Gerry Adams' odds have tumbled once again from 1/4 into 1/8 following a surge of support for the Sinn Féin president according to the latest odds from local bookmaker Boylesports.

Fergus O'Dowd is 1/20 to retain his seat, while Louth manager Peter Fitzpatrick is also expected to run. Boylesports have installed the Wee County boss at 4/6 to win a seat in the Louth Constituency.

Justice Minister Dermot Ahern's retirement and Ceann Comhairle Seamus Kirk's automatic election leaves FF with a new line-up of James Carroll and Declan Breathnach, presumably fighting for one seat. They have been installed at 4/6 and 2/1 respectively.

"Gerry Adams looks set to take Arthurs Morgan's seat in the next General Election and punters have been backing him from the moment he announced he would run for Louth," commented Nicola McGeady, Boylesports spokesperson.

"However, Mr Adams isn't the only man receiving support. Louth boss Peter Fitzpatrick is expected to run and we have seen a lot of bets for him in our Louth based shops," she said.