Galway West

Number of seats: 5

Fianna Fail is intent on recovering a third seat here most likely from the PD TD, Noel Grealish. Fine Gael could lose out to Green candidate, Galway mayor, Niall O Brolchain. Michael D Higgins (Lab) not certain.

Prediction: FF: 3; Lab 1; GP 1.

Best candidate: Michael D Higgins (Lab)

Weakest link: Pádraic McCormack (FG)

In the long grass: Niall O Brolchain (GP)