The patron saint of bookmakers, Paddy Power, has released odds on who will present the ceremonial bowl of Shamrock to the US President in the White House to commemorate St Patrick’s Day next year.
Incumbent Taoiseach Brian Cowen has been installed as the bookies red-hot favourite to remain in power for a further 12-months and once again hand over the green stuff to the US President.
Fine Gael front-man Enda Kenny is the 11/4 second-favourite with Minister for Foreign Affairs Michael Martin in close pursuit at odds of 8/1.
Less likely according to the bookies odds are Labour leader Eamon Gilmore at 12/1, Tanaiste Mary Coughlan at 20/1 and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at 80/1. Other names in the list of favourites include Dermot Ahern, Richard Bruton and John Gormley.
There is also odds of 16/1 that there will be no presentation - to save money!!