Dublin South West

Number of seats: 4

The issue here is whether former Fine Gael TD, Brian Hayes, can recapture a seat from one of the outgoing Fianna Fail TDs Charlie O'Connor and Conor Lenihan. Sean Crowe (SF) and Pat Rabbitte (Lab) seem secure.

Best Candidate: Pat Rabbitte (FG)

Weakest Link: Brian Hayes (FG)

In the long grass: Elizabeth Davidson (GP)

Prediction: FF 1; FG 1; Lab 1; SF 1.