Derry presidential hopeful Peter Casey was this morning available as third favourite to become the next President of Ireland with leading bookmaker Paddy Power.
Mr. Casey, one of a trio of venture capitalists who appeared in the reality television programme Dragons' Den, who are currently contesting the presidential election, was this morning priced at 33/1 following last night's final televised debate on RTÉ.
The clear favourite and front-runner is the popular incumbent, President Michael D. Higgins who is all but unbackable at 1/50.
However, after second favourite and fellow former reality television star Sean Gallagher (25/1) Mr. Casey is third in the running.
He is now priced ahead of Sinn Féin candidate, Liadh Ní Riada (40/1) the MEP and daughter of the Irish music icon Seán Ó Riada.
The founder of the suicide prevention charity Pieta House, Joan Freeman (150/1) and the final 'Dragon' in the race Gavin Duffy (200/1) are currently the rank outsiders.
Mr. Casey, who incensed members of the travelling community in Ireland by denying that Travellers were a distinct ethnic group, was born in Derry but currently divides his time between the United States and Donegal.