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Here's who Labour has picked as its Dublin candidate for the European elections

Spoiler: she’s already doing the job.

Emer Costello speaking after being confirmed as the nominee this afternoon
Emer Costello speaking after being confirmed as the nominee this afternoon
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LABOUR HAS SELECTED current MEP Emer Costello to stand in the Dublin constituency in the elections to the European Parliament in May.

Costello, who became an MEP following the resignation of  party colleague Pronsias de Rossa in 2012 and who has been vocal about youth unemployment and human rights, was the sole candidate from the party.

Party members met in Liberty Hall this afternoon to confirm Costello as the candidate and to choose a substitute list of people who would take her place if she were to leave the role.

Party leader Eamon Gilmore and deputy leader Joan Burton both spoke at the convention to praise Costello for her work in the European Parliament.

Separately, Fine Gael is holding its selection convention for the Midlands-North West European constituency today. Sitting MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Jim Higgins are set to get the seal of approval from their party to stand again.

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