Tipperary North

Number of seats: 3

Former Fine Gael minister, Michael Lowry (Ind) certain, thereafter uncertain. It is likely Fianna Fail will lose a seat here to Kathleen O'Meara (Lab) but whether the loser is former minister Michael Smith or new TD Máire Hoctor is uncertain.


Prediction: FF 1; Lab 1; Ind 1.

Best candidate: Kathleen O'Meara (Lab0

Weakest link: Michael Smith (FF)

In the long grass: Kathleen O'Meara (Lab)