Some of the country’s most high-profile TDs are set to lose their seat in Election 2020.
Meanwhile, several candidates who were predicted to to be in trouble look set to retain their seats or are in contention for a last seat in constituencies expected to go down to the wire.
Kate O’Connell of Fine Gael is expected to lose her seat in Dublin
Bay South, while her colleague Eoghan Murphy looks set to hold his.
High-profile Minister for Children Katherine Zappone looks set to lose her seat in Dublin South West.
In Meath East, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty also looks in serious trouble.
And in Mayo, Lisa Chambers of Fianna Fáíl may not be returned to the Dáil.
In Galway West, however, Noel Grealish (IND) has defied predictions and looks set to hold his deat.
And in Laois/Offaly Carol Nolan (IND) is battling for the last seat, confounding commentators who expected her to lose out in the re-shaping of the constituency.
Danny Healy-Rae (IND) is also set to hold his seat in Kerry despite pollsters and journalists predicting otherwise.
Danny Healy Rae may lose his seat, according to a poll that will be published by @TG4TV at 7.
— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) February 4, 2020