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    Thoughts on Dublin West please. Firstly will Lenihan's Health stand up to the rigours of a campaign, even though he won't have to que for treatment like most of his constituents. Its obvious that the treatment he has recieved so far has not been as successful as his doctors had hoped for.(For the record,as someone who's family has had a brush with Cancer I wish Lenihan well in his fight). And who will the second Labour candidate be ?, Pat Nulty really rustled fethers in labour with his crititism of council junkets. Will Joan Burton want an extremely left wing and popular newbie snapping at her heels.And where the heck is Joe Higgins ? Is he being sucked into Europe and therefore ignoring his main base, ??. Although its probably the easiest of the constituencies to call it could still be v interesting.

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    Probably one each for FF, FG, Lab and the SP. If Lenihan doesn't run than it'll be two labour. I'd be surprised that Higgins is not on the ground if that's true.

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    Joe still has huge support in Dublin West , but he really has'nt been around atall. When was the last time he was on any political TV shows? I wonder will it be Nulty or Donavan as the running mate for Burton ?.Donavan is a Burton lap dog and a useless Cllr.

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    the battle for the second labour party candidate is between Pat Nulty(mulhuddart) and Tom Kelleher (swrods). FF are said to be looking for a female candidate with a profile in Dublin West, they do mot think any of their Dublin West councillors are dail material. Leo will be pushing one of his middle aged clrs to be his running mate. FF seat only sure if the candidate is Brain Lenihan, but last seat is up for grabs, Joe Higgings has not been seen or heard since 2009 in Dublin West

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    theres loads of threads on Dublin West on the elections forum

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    Joe and the SP are always on the ground. Plenty of public meetings including an important upcoming one on the development plans. As for the seats, its a straight Lab-FG-Sp-FF outcome.

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    Is it poss. that FF won't win the seat if Lenihan is too ill to stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taurus View Post
    Is it poss. that FF won't win the seat if Lenihan is too ill to stand.
    It is almost certain they would not win a seat in that situation.

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    Michael O'Donovan will not be running. It will come down to Cllrs Nulty and kelleher for the nomination and Cllr Nulty will win. The only female option FF have is Cllr Mags Murray who will not win the nomination. The most likely FF candidate (Lenihan aside) is Cllr. David McGuinness. FG will of course run Deputy Varadkar with Cllr Kiaran Dennison as a running mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurus View Post
    Is it poss. that FF won't win the seat if Lenihan is too ill to stand.
    FF have a core vote of 20% in DW who will vote FF regardless. This will make it tough for other candidates but it is entirely likely that they will lose the seat if Lenihan doesn't run.
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