Neither Mary Shields (SW) or Tom O'Driscoll (SC) of Fíanna Fáil will be running.
I must admit that, even though I'm never FF's biggest fan, I always quite liked Tom O'Driscoll. I won't particularly miss Shields though.
O Donnabháin (FF) and Canty (FG) from the Ballincollig-Carrigaline LEA are confirmed to be running in South-West.
With seven seats, South-West is going to be one of the less competitive areas (although FG seem to be stacking it with 4 candidates). Sinn Fein will be eying it up as a potential gain, with Henry Cremin the only proven vote-getter standing in the area.