Friday 18 August 2017

'Drink is part of daily life in politics'

Fianna Fail Senator Ned O'Sullivan
Fianna Fail Senator Ned O'Sullivan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A Fianna Fáil senator has spoken of how he has battled alcohol but is now in a better place and enjoying his life without drink.

Kerry Senator Ned O'Sullivan (64) said he was drinking too much and found he was less effective at work.

Speaking to Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh, Mr O'Sullivan revealed he had made the decision to stop drinking at the start of this year.

He spoke about how much harder the battle was because of the culture of drink in politics.

The Listowel politician famously complained that seagulls had lost "the run of themselves" and were getting "so cheeky" that they were attacking children.

Irish Independent

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