Wednesday 18 October 2017

Michael Healy-Rae 'recovering well' in hospital after attack by a cow

Michael Healy-Rae
Michael Healy-Rae

Ralph Riegel and Wayne O'Connor

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae is "recovering well" in hospital after being injured while working with cattle on a farm.

The 49-year-old suffered minor injuries in the incident which happened around 6pm yesterday in Kerry.

Initial reports indicated that the politician was kicked and then attacked by a cow.

He was able to get away from the animal but, on the advice of a GP, he was taken to Cork University Hospital to have his injuries fully assessed after there were concerns he had suffered a fracture.

Friends and family were in the vicinity on the farm and were able to assist him.

A statement has been released on behalf of the Kerry Deputy this morning which stated that he is "currently recovering in Cork University Hospital".

Deputy Healy-Rae will be kept in Cork University Hospital for tests and observation.

His son Jackie Junior said; "my father is recovering well at present". 

Irish Independent

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News