Cop Out: Betting opens on Nóirín O’Sullivan’s replacement

Who is next for the arresting position of Ireland’s Garda Commissioner?


Paddy Power have started taking bets the next permanent Garda Commissioner following the retirement of Nóirín O’Sullivan.

Acting Commissioner Dónall Ó’Cualáin is the 2/1 favourite to replace O’Sullivan, with Assistant Commissioner Michael O’Sullivan considered his biggest rival for the role at 3/1.

Further down in the betting is Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy at 10/1, while Chief Superintendents Dave Sheahan and Orla McPartlin are available at odds of 16/1 and 18/1 respectively.

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Elsewhere, with calls being made to appoint someone from outside of the force we’re also taking bets on the nationality of the next Commissioner.

Here, we make it 1/3 for the next Garda supremo to be Irish, while it’s 2/1 for the appointee to be from abroad.

Next Permanent Garda Commissioner

2/1 Dónall Ó´Cualáin
3/1 Michael O’Sullivan
10/1 Pat Leahy
16/1 Dave Sheahan
18/1 Barry O’Brien
18/1 Orla McPartlin
25/1 John Twomey
25/1 Fintan Fanning
33/1 Anne Marie McMahon
33/1 Eugene Corcoran
80/1 Maurice McCabe

Nationality of Next Permanent Garda Commissioner

1/3 Irish
2/1 Non-Irish

* All odds correct at time of posting. 

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