Kildare North


Number of seats: 4

It gets an extra seat this time and therefore the three outdoing TDs should be safe: Bernard Durcan (FG), Emmet Stagg (Lab) and Catherine Murphy (Ind).  There is a chance that Fianna Fail could take two seats here with Áine Brady and Michael Fitzpatrick.


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

Best candidate: Catherine Murphy (Ind)

Weakest link: Áine Brady

In the long grass: Shane FitzGerald (GP)