Cllr Eamonn Maloney was tonight selected to run in the next general election for the Labour Party in Dublin South West, he'll be on the ballot paper along with sitting Labour TD Pat Rabbitte.
Maloney took the second seat in the recent local elections for Labour in Tallaght South.
Pat Rabbitte was elected on the second count in the last General Election (in 2007), taking the third seat behind Conor Lenihan FF and Brian Hayes FG who were both elected on the first count.
Labour continue their aggressive and ambitious two-candidate strategy, and this could be a very interesting constituency for Labour to play for. Sean Crowe SF lost his seat here in 2007, and if one of the two Fianna Fail seats are in danger (either Conor Lenihan's or Charlie "Tallaght Tallaght Tallagh..." O'Connor) the fourth seat could be a dogfight for votes between Labour for a second seat and Sinn Fein trying to regain it, it really does depend on where Fianna Fail transfer are likely to go in this constituency.
If I was a betting man, I'd put money on Labour taking this seat in Dublin South West, just don't ask me which Fianna Failer he'll take it from!