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Hero Brazilian delivery driver Caio Benici who intervened in the Dublin Parnell Square attack to stand as a candidate for Fianna Fáil

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Caio Benicio, who was hailed as a ‘hero’ by Senator Mary Fitzpatrick

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.

Three children and a nursery worker were injured in the attack on Parnell Square East on November 23.

Speaking at the Fianna Fáil 1916 commemoration on Arbor Hill, Mr Benicio said his priorities would be around road safety and immigration.