Number of seats: 4
Bertie Ahern (FF) will win a quota and a half for himself but may fail to bring in a second Fianna Fail candidate (either Cyprian Brady or Mary FitzPatrick) because of his refusal to abide by the rules he imposes everywhere else on vote management. Tony Gregory (Ind) is secure, Joe Costello (Lab) not secure, especially if Sinn Fein do well.
Prediction: FF 2; Lab 1; Ind 1.
Best candidate: Bertie Ahern (FF)
Weakest link: Joe Costello (Lab)
In the long grass: Mary Lou McDonald (SF)