Paddy Power offers odds on first state visit

Bookmakers Paddy Power are taking bets on the first country that Michael D. Higgins will visit as president.

1st November, 2011
Michael D. Higgins, Ireland's ninth president

South Africa is the country most likely to be chosen for the first state visit of the newly elected president, Michael D. Higgins.

According to betting odds from bookmakers Paddy Power, South Africa is the early favourite for the first state visit with odds of 5/2.

Britain comes in second, with odds of 5/1. China and India are joint third with odds of 8/1.

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