Donegal South West
Number of seats: 3
The outgoing Fianna Fail TDs, Mary Coughlan and Pat “The Cope” Gallagher seem secure. The only uncertainty here is whether Fine Gael with Dinny McGinley can hold off the Sinn Fein candidate, Pearse Doherty. McGinley's announced retirement and then reversal has not helped.
Prediction: FF 2; SF 1.
Best candidate: Pearse Doherty (SF)
Weakest link: Dinny McGinley (FG)
In the long grass: Sean O Maolchallan (GP)