A Castlebar woman has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election.
Sarah Durcan was chosen at a selection convention last night.
Sarah is daughter of former Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Frank Durcan, and has lived in Dublin for 27 years.
The UCD has worked as the Associate Director of Science Gallery International since 2011 and serves on the advisory panel of Dublin City Council's Culture Company.
She previously served on the boards of the Abbey Theatre, Theatre Forum and Gaze Film Festival and was a lead organiser of the #waking the feminists campaign to achieve gender equality in Irish theatre.
Ms Durcan joins Ivana Bacik from Labour, James Geoghan from Fine Gael, Deirdre Conroy from Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein Senator Lynn Boylan and Independent Mannix Flynn so far to contest the seat vacated by former Fine Gael housing minister Eoghan Murphy.
The Dail by-election is likely to be held next month.