Senator Alex White will run for the Labour Party in Dublin South in the forthcoming General Election.
He was selected at a convention last Saturday in Ballyroan Community Centre, Rathfarnham.
Speaking afterwards, White said he was “pleased and deeply honoured” to have been selected.
“This is the most vital General Election in our lifetime. The recent budget, the four-year plan and the EU-IMF deal have been the bills for economic failure – bills that the public will have to pay off well into the future.
“In Labour we have a profound sense of fairness and social justice. We now need to marry those politics to a message of hope. Hope that we can begin a process of renewal that will transform our politics and economy for the collective good. Huge challenges face our country. But they are challenges that together we can overcome. Labour’s vision and politics must be at the heart of our recovery.
“In the coming months, I hope to bring that message to the doorsteps of Dublin South. I very much look forward to it.”