LABOUR has chosen sitting Dublin Euro MEP Emer Costello to stand in the forthcoming election.
Delegates at a special convention in Liberty Hall today endorsed the former Lord Mayor of Dublin as their only candidate.
Mr Gilmore struck a bullish note saying he did not believe that the local council and European elections on May 23 next will be difficult for his party.
"Every candidate standing is standing to win," he said.
The candidate is known for her campaigning on several issues, especially in the Dublin inner city.
But she faces stiff competition with eight candidates already known to be contesting the three seats allocated to Dublin.