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Fianna Fáil TD says he's "grand" after attempted attack near Dáil

The Clare TD was approached on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil earlier.

Timmy Dooley
Timmy Dooley
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FIANNA FÁIL TD Timmy Dooley has said he’s okay in the wake of an attempted attack near Leinster House earlier today.

The Clare TD was approached by a person on Molesworth Street near the gates of the Dáil this afternoon.

The would-be attacker grabbed his tie and attempted to swing a punch.

His party colleague Billy Kelleher intervened but he was also attacked.

Dooley confirmed in a text to TheJournal.ie he was “grand” after the incident.

A Garda spokesperson said the force had not yet received any information on such an incident in the area.

- additional reporting from Hugh O’Connell 

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