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Outgoing Siptu president Jack O’Connor is poised to run for the Labour Party at the next general election.
Mr O’Connor, who lives in Naas, Co Kildare, has been asked to put his name forward at a selection convention in Wicklow and says he will attend and do so.
“I want to make it clear I have no intention of muscling in on anyone else,” he said, adding that he would run on a platform of strong Labour Party policies such as housing, health and education if selected.
Mr O’Connor is expected to stand down from his Siptu role in the coming months. He was initially approached by the Wicklow Labour constituency council with a view to standing in the event of a snap general election before Christmas.
Labour sources said it was highly likely that he would be selected. The party held a seat in Wicklow in the last Dáil but lost it in the 2016 general election.