Lucinda: Fine Gael money is being used to try to eliminate people like me... I think it's immoral

Richard Chambers spends some time on the Election routes in Dublin Bay South

Tomorrow may finally mark the starter's pistol for Election 2016 if the Taoiseach decides to dissolve the Dáil.

One constituency where the conversation is dominated by female candidates is Dublin Bay South, home to Renua leader Lucinda Creighton who is being targetted by her old colleagues in Fine Gael.  

When we think about strong female voices in politics, one of the first names that always comes up is Lucinda Creighton's - why is she under threat? 

Dublin Bay South is a particularly interesting constituency to look at - half of the candidates here are women and they each have a national profile.

People within Fine Gael told me they’d love nothing more than to take back her seat in Dublin Bay South - with Councillor Kate O’Connell to slot in beside TD Eoghan Murphy.

I met Lucinda Creighton herself on the trail outside Lidl in Terenure on Saturday morning. It was quiet and very windy, not ideal for a meet and greet but it just goes to shows there are good and bad mornings for all politicians regardless of who they are.

And Lucinda Creighton says she’s taking nothing for granted - but Fine Gael are wrongly using funds from expelled TDs like herself to push their campaigns.

What about the veritable challenger in this fight?

Councillor Kate O’Connell took to the Morehampton Road right outside Donnybrook Fair, fertile ground for Fine Gael.

She put on a strong showing.

And there's another familiar face...

Glenna Lynch. Glenna burst onto the national stage when she challenged Sean Gallagher in the Presidential debate on RTE back in 2011 and played quite a big role in how that election turned out.

She’s gone head first into politics, joining the nascent Social Democrats, led by the trio of Roisin Shortall, Stephen Donnelly and Catherine Murphy and claims she's in politics for life now.

Who is the outsider?

Annette Mooney of the People Before Profit. She worked as both a nurse and now as a secondary school teacher. She makes a big point about representing people in the constituency who’ve been left behind.

Mooney says there is a big number of people in what, from the outside looking in, could be considered a pretty well-off part of the capital. She says there are a lot of areas - including Ringsend, Pearse Street, and the south inner-city which have been hit hard and the legacy of that is now coming to fruition in housing.

In the past she’s a big campaigner in the anti-water charge and property tax movements and now in a constituency with more than double the national average of population in rented accommodation, rent controls is her focus.

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