Emmet Stagg has been selected as Labour's General Election candidate in Kildare North.
The selection convention took place last night, and was also contested by Sallins man, Fergus Carpenter.
Mr. Stagg was a TD representing Kildare from 1987 to 2016.
He was Minister for Housing and Energy from 1993 to 1997.
The Social Demcrats and Fianna Fáil have also selected their General Election candidates in the constituency.