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Cork North-West

Constituency Results


Seats: 3

FF win the shoot-out

Fianna Fáil are overwhelming favourites to win the shoot-out with Fine Gael. Yet Fine Gael are not giving up and still rate their prospects, even on a pretty bad day. It's a tad optimistic, given the national picture. Fine Gael minister Michael Creed is putting on the poor mouth, but he has the population of Ballincollig and the south of the constituency to his back, which is now part of the Cork city commuter belt. Creed's running mate John Paul O'Shea would have got elected had he remained an Independent. Alas for him. Fianna Fáil's sitting TD duo of Michael Moynihan and Aindrias Moynihan should come home comfortably. Sinn Féin has no candidate whatsoever. Former MEP Liadh Ní Riada lives in the area so there's a missed opportunity.

On the ballot

Michael Creed - Fine Gael

Colette Finn - Green Party

Becky Kealy - Aontú

Ciaran McCarthy - Social Democrats

Michael Moynihan - Fianna Fail

Aindrias Moynihan - Fianna Fail

Tara Nic Domhnaill - Irish Freedom Party

Sean O'Leary - Independent

John Paul O'Shea - Fine Gael

* Bold text represents incumbent TD