Former Sinn Féin councillor joins Boxer’s Athlone team

Former Sinn Féin councillor Paul Hogan has teamed with Junior Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran’s team for the forthcoming local elections.

He quit the party last year because of an ‘unrelenting bullying campaign’.

At a launch of Deputy Moran’s campaign for Athlone last night, it was announced that Councillor Hogan would stand alongside Independent councillor Michael O’Brien and Jamie Moran.

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Minister of State for the OPW Moran himself was a councillor for Athlone until 2016 when he was elected to the Dáil.