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  • Dermot Lacey

    22 26.19%
  • Ruairi Quinn

    12 14.29%
  • Gay Mitchell

    23 27.38%
  • Feargal Quinn

    3 3.57%
  • Royston Brady

    4 4.76%
  • Sean Haughey

    0 0%
  • Bill Cullen

    1 1.19%
  • Joe Duffy

    0 0%
  • Mary Lou McDonald

    10 11.90%
  • Paul Gogarty

    2 2.38%
  • Bertie Ahern

    7 8.33%
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Thread: Dermot Lacey favourite to be Dublin's next mayor - PaddyPower

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    Default Dermot Lacey favourite to be Dublin's next mayor - PaddyPower



    Councillor Dermot Lacey has replaced fellow Labour party cohort Ruairi Quinn as the bookmakers favourite to become Dublin’s first directly elected mayor. While a date for the mayoral election remains unclear Paddy Power have reported considerable interest in their betting with five favourites emerging over the past twelve months.

    Cllr. Lacey is the latest favourite at odds of 6/4 with Ruairi Quinn TD at 3/1 and Gay Mitchell MEP at 6/1. Other names on the bookies shortlist include former Dublin Lord Mayor Royston Brady at 9/1 and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at 33/1.

    6/4 Dermot Lacey
    3/1 Ruairi Quinn
    6/1 Gay Mitchell
    8/1 Feargal Quinn
    9/1 Royston Brady
    14/1 Eibhlin Byrne
    14/1 Sean Haughey
    16/1 Pat Rabbitte
    20/1 Bill Cullen
    20/1 Joe Duffy
    20/1 Trevor Sargent
    20/1 David Norris
    20/1 Duncan Stewart
    25/1 Brian Hayes
    25/1 Joe Higgins
    25/1 Mary Lou McDonald
    25/1 Paul Gogarty
    25/1 Killian Forde
    28/1 Fintan O'Toole
    33/1 Marian Finnucane
    33/1 Bertie Ahern
    50/1 Bono
    50/1 Shane Ross
    50/1 Bob Geldof
    50/1 Paddy Bourke
    50/1 George Hook
    80/1 Gay Byrne
    100/1 Miriam O'Callaghan

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    Seeing as he basically started his campaign for it several years ago it isn't surprising.

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    Dermot's a good man - I'd certainly be happier with him as mayor than any of the others.

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    Dermot is a short at 6/4. Do we really need an elected mayor of Dublin on a ministerial salary and all the trappings with nothing to do all day. David Norris at 20/1 would be a good bet if he would go for it and forget the Aras.

    This list looks like the bokkies cannot think of any worthwhile candidates.

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    It really all depends on what powers it has. If it has none of close or none, then only Cllrs will be interested and Lacey has a decent chance. If it has real powers, then big guns in Fine Gael and Labour will be intrerested and Lacey doesn't have a hope of being the Labour candidate nevermind winning the election, as he would be completely destroyed by someone like Gay Mitchell.

    Either way it's far too early to make any real prediction and at that I'd be surpised if the election ever happens.
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    Well I hope he gets it

    - as it will do wonders for us Anoraks here on this Site!

    What I want to know is whether he gets a Free Car?

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    ah come on thats rubbish, nobody else has made any effort, you be building casinos in phoenix park lacey then being such a gambling fan?

    there a number of joke candidates in there not alone him
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    I still can't work out (given some of the others included in the betting) how my own in again, out again dangling on here hasn't resulted in my inclusion in the odds. I mean I did say that I'd be prepared to stand in any FG convention in order to ensure there was a vote at the convention. I happen to think conventions should be contested, ensure that we have to chance to give the presumptive candidate a run around the course as it were. Would I rate my chances highly, not likely. But I was more of a semi-declared candidate than Ruairi Quinn ever was.
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    Hi All,

    It is hard to know how to respond to this thread but basically I am glad that a political objective I have pursued for the last number of years looks as if it may now happen.

    I am referring there to the creation of the post of a directly elected Mayor for Dublin. I believe such a post is needed to give this County a leadership and political voice that it has lacked and suffered from because of that. Of course I also believe that we need a fundamental reform of Local Government across the country - but for my own part have concentrated on the Dublin aspect of this.

    Who knows who the candidates will be? I don't? I do know i believe in the necessity for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKane View Post
    I still can't work out (given some of the others included in the betting) how my own in again, out again dangling on here hasn't resulted in my inclusion in the odds. I mean I did say that I'd be prepared to stand in any FG convention in order to ensure there was a vote at the convention. I happen to think conventions should be contested, ensure that we have to chance to give the presumptive candidate a run around the course as it were. Would I rate my chances highly, not likely. But I was more of a semi-declared candidate than Ruairi Quinn ever was.
    Well we P.ie heads will be spoiled for choice so!

    Good Luck to you both.

    I think the important thing is to get the post up and running

    It may have limited powers at first

    - but its future success will stand and fall on the calibre of the person selected to fill it

    - & their ability to get things done.

    If we end up with an empty vessel then it will end up one day sleeping with the fishes

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