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Tuesday 2 September 2014

FF's Mary Hanafin set to make shock return to politics

Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent

Published 03/05/2014 | 16:21

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Mary Hanafin pictured for Sunday Independent.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.   24/4/14
Mary Hanafin pictured for Sunday Independent. Picture; GERRY MOONEY. 24/4/14

Former Minister Mary Hanafin is set to make a shock return to politics.

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Ms Hanafin confirmed this afternoon that is running for Fianna Fáil in the Blackrock ward in the local elections later this month.

The ex-Fianna Fail TD told independent.ie that she was approached on Wednesday by party general secretary Sean Dorgan.

After considering a request to run, Ms Hanafin consulted her family and formally lodged her application last night.

"People know I care deeply about local issues and I have always worked hard for my comstituents," she told independent.ie.

Ms Hanafin will run alongside party young gun Kate Feeney in this month's poll.

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