Cork South West
Number of seats: 3
Joe Walsh (FF) retiring, which leaves open possibility of Fine Gael's PJ Sheehan taking a second seat for Fine Gael - Jim O'Keeffe (FG) seems secure as does Denis O'Donovan (FF). Conflict within Fianna Fail here could return seat to Fine Gael.
Prediction: FF 1; FG 2.
Best candidate: Denis O'Donovan (FF)
Weakest link: Christie O'Sullivan (FF)
In the long grass: PJ Sheehan (FG)