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Offaly General Election hopefuls up their poster game

A starring role in the next Dáil?

Offaly General Election hopefuls up their poster game

Offaly General Election hopefuls up their poster game

Irish Democratic Party chairperson and former General Election candidate Ken Smollen has been hinting at another tilt at the Dáil with this rather eye-catching poster. 

The Offaly man posted the 007-themed image with the caption, "My new election poster with the old banger in the background," the old banger being the famous Aston Martin from the James Bond films. 

Ken is clearly having a bit of fun, but away from that, he has become known as a man of action in the real sense, as he is an avid and active supporter of those going through the eviction courts, and a relentless anti-poverty campaigner.

His Ken Smollen Food Appeal collects non-perishable goods from groups, individuals and businesses across the Midlands, while Ken himself delivers the provisions to the people that need them most. 

He is outspoken on others issues such as banking and political corruption, homelessness and government reform, and is said to be in the running to stand in the next General Election. 

You can find out more about Ken Smollen and his charity food appeal on Facebook. 

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