Saturday 10 December 2016

A year on... Boxer's transition from the floods to the corridors of government

Published 21/11/2016 | 02:30

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, now a TD, volunteered at the pumps helping to hold off the floodwaters in Athlone last year. Photo: Frank McGrath
Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, now a TD, volunteered at the pumps helping to hold off the floodwaters in Athlone last year. Photo: Frank McGrath

This week last year, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran was at the start of a three-month battle against some of the worst floods the Midlands has ever witnessed.

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Propelled to national politics on the back of his work and months away from being a minister, he says life in Leinster House has been a learning curve involving backstabbing, scratchy moments and long hours.

He wakes up on rainy mornings with a pang of worry because he has a "fear that you're not doing enough".

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