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