- Oct 31, 2010
This is going to be an interesting battle, the collins machine is pretty powerful in west limerick but the loss of votes with abbyfeal going into kerry north is large and could benifit Creegan whose base is more central in the county and he is better know at a local level.Seats in Danger of being lost (From Last Election)
John Cregan or Niall Collins in Limerick to FG
So that's 20 Seats in grave Danger, Mind you the same might have been said in 2004 and look what happened in 2007.
Also there is a substantial FF surplus here traditionally so they can afford to drop some votes; but FG are well in the majority in the part of East Limerick that came in so they should take an extra seat. However Heffernan for Labour could be a dark horse, polling over 2K in the locals and is well liked on the ground, he could be one of the few rural labour candidates with a chance, albeit an outside one.