Councillor Claire Byrne has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the Dublin Bay South by-election.

She defeated Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu in a vote by the constituency's party membership this evening.

Meanwhile, Lynn Boylan has been selected by Sinn Féin to contest the by-election.

Aontú also selected its candidate for the by-election, Mairéad Tóibín.

Lynn Boylan said it was "a great honour to be selected" to contest the election for Sinn Féin.

"Nowhere is the crisis in housing more evident than in Dublin Bay South. Workers and families are saddled with out of control rents and a whole generation are locked out of home ownership. That must change," she said.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Lynn Boylan "brings a wealth of experience" as a candidate.

"She has a proven track record as a campaigner and as a public representative. She is the only credible voice for a new approach to housing in this election. Last year's general election showed change is possible - but only if you vote for it. It also showed Sinn Féin can win in any constituency."

The Green Party's Cllr Claire Byrne has been a local representative since 2014.

"As a councillor I have been working hard over the last seven years, particularly in the areas of climate action, arts and culture, waste, active travel, community development and housing. As a TD for Dublin Bay South I will continue that work with a strong focus on climate, communities, and equality," she said.

Party leader Eamon Ryan said "we now have a real opportunity to reinvent and rebuild Dublin after Covid as a greener more liveable city, that prioritises housing, high quality transport, access to public spaces and a vibrant and diverse cultural life".

"Claire has a track record on Dublin City Council, and the experience and determination to succeed. I’m looking forward to an energetic campaign where we can engage with the public on our vision for our capital as a great place to live."