For those of you still following the horse trading in the Republic, the market on the next government combo over at Betfair seems to be coming down fairly decisively for the multi-party heaven of Fianna Fail, the Greens and the Progressive Democrats, where it is about 1/2 on (8/15 to be accurate). The next favoured option sitting at 7/2 is for the Greens without the PDs. Or if you want to bank on things going belly up by the end of the week when any prospective deal will need to be rubber stamped by the Greens conference, you can get 7/1 on an alternative arrangement with Labour.
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