As one of the few wards without a thread on the list ... here goes
There are 5 seats here now compared to 4 in Finglas and 3 in Ballymun last time (but some of the Ballymun area has been lost) . There are also 5 outgoing councillors contesting - the 4 Finglas councillors (Liam Kelly, FF, Bill Tormey FG, John Lyons LAB, Dessie Ellis SF) and contesting along with the outgoing SF cllr from Ballymun.
Could this area return 2 Sinn Fein councillors - if it did would it be the first one in Dublin to do so? Labour have a second candidate but he came into the race very late so not sure they would be expecting to take a second seat. Bill Tormey is running on his own for FG.
FF have 3 candidates and an 'independent' ex FF candidate Conor Sludds who ran last time for FF but is independent this time. I'm not sure he'll poll that well but who knows.
FF have the high profile councillor Liam Kelly running for them although I thought at one stage he said he wasn't running. They also have Paul McAuliffe the ex PD who got over 1,000 votes in Finglas last time and Noel Ahern's assistant Niall McCullagh running too. Could either of them take the seat from Liam Kelly?
Think it will probably be 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 LB, 2 SF with an outside chance of a change in FF rep. Anyone any other predictions??