Independent TD Maureen O'Sullivan's confirmed she will not stand in the general election.
The Dublin Central deputy says it was a difficult decision to make.
She says it marks the end of an unprecedented legacy of independent representation in the constituency.
The seat was held by the late Tony Gregory for 27 years and for over 10 and a half years by Deputy O' Sullivan.
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