Dublin South East

Number of seats: 4

The most marginal constituency in the country. No candidate and no party sure of a seat. Fianna Fail should take a seat, probably with Chris Andrews rather than the more accomplished, Jim O'Callaghan. John Gormley (GP), Michael McDowell  (PD) and Ruairi Quinn (Lab) should all hold their seats.

Best candidate: Ruairi Quinn (Lab)

Weakest link: Chris Andrews (FF)

In the long grass: Daithi Doolan (SF)

Prediction: FF 1; Lab 1; PD 1; PG 1.