Number of seats: 4

Martin Cullen (FF) has been one of the most incompetent ministers. John Deasy (FG) one of the most maverick TDs. Both certain of reelection. Brian O'Shea seems sure for Labour.

Prediction: FF 2; FG 1; Lab 1.
Best candidate: Brian O'Shea (Lab)
Weakest link: Martin Cullen (FF)
In the long grass: David Cullinane (SF).