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RECRUIT: Kenny Egan will stand  in the Clondalkin ward. Photo: Gerry Mooney

RECRUIT: Kenny Egan will stand in the Clondalkin ward. Photo: Gerry Mooney

RECRUIT: Kenny Egan will stand in the Clondalkin ward. Photo: Gerry Mooney

OLYMPIC silver medallist Kenny Egan has been unveiled as Fine Gael's latest candidate for the local elections and he has vowed to "keep it real".

Mr Egan was exhibited as the party's latest candidate in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, near the Clondalkin Ward where the boxer will compete for a seat at South Dublin County Council.

The news means that an offer from Fianna Fail has been KO'd by the Olympic Silver medalist who has opted to run for Enda Kenny's party.

He has previously said he gave "serious consideration" to the Fianna Fail bid to recruit him.

"My motto is and always has been to 'keep it real' and I intend to follow this on my political journey," he said.

"As with my sporting career, I have always aimed for success and if elected, I will bring the same energy to working for my community."

The Herald revealed that Mr Egan had been approached by Fine Gael to stand for the May local elections.

"I am delighted to be joining Fine Gael's team for the upcoming local elections," he added.

"I am running because I want to make a difference in my local community. I was born and bred in Clondalkin, and I am very committed to the area.

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"I want to do the very best for Clondalkin, and I believe I can achieve that with Fine Gael.

"I am looking forward to meeting as many local people as possible on the campaign trail in the coming weeks and months and hearing about the issues that matter to them most.

"I am also really pleased to be working alongside my running mate councillor Emer Higgins who already has a very strong reputation for delivering for the area."

It emerged at the weekend that the 32-year-old was due to announce his intentions on The Late Late Show on Friday. However, the interview was pulled by RTE due to fears that it would be open to accusations of bias.

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