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Haugheys gather to celebrate mum's 90th

Ryan Nugent

Published 31/08/2015 | 02:30

Sean Haughey with his mother Maureen on her 90th birthday
Sean Haughey with his mother Maureen on her 90th birthday
Charles and Maureen Haughey in 2001

Sean Haughey is "ready and willing to serve" should Fianna Fáil bosses add him to the party's election ticket in the hotly contested Dublin Bay North constituency.

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The Dublin city councillor and former minister was speaking as his mum, Maureen, wife of the late Taoiseach Charles Haughey, celebrated her 90th birthday.

Mr Haughey narrowly lost the party's selection convention in May to fellow councillor Deirdre Heney in June. Fianna Fáil chiefs will make a final decision on the ticket after a review of internal polling in the area.

"I've told Fianna Fáil headquarters that I'm ready and willing to serve, so I expect to hear back from them quite shortly and I should know one way or the other by the end of the week," said Mr Haughey.

Family and friends gathered yesterday to celebrate his mother Maureen's birthday. "She's in great form and good health. She's a great age and she's sharper than ever," Mr Haughey said.

Mrs Haughey turns 90 on Thursday and celebrated with a special lunch at her home in Kinsealy.

Irish Independent

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