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Hero deliveryman who intervened in the Dublin Parnell Square attack to stand as a councillor

Caio Benicio (Brian Lawless/PA)

A Brazilian delivery driver who was hailed as a hero after intervening in a knife attack that left several children injured is to stand as a candidate for Dublin City Council.

Caio Benicio, who has been hailed as a “hero” by Senator Mary Fitzpatrick, announced on Sunday he would stand as Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin North Inner City.