Wednesday 26 October 2016

Sinn Féin councillor fighting for his life

Saoirse McGarrigle

Published 09/01/2016 | 02:30

Wexford General Hospital.
Wexford General Hospital.
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A Sinn Féin county councillor from Wexford is fighting for his life after he suffered a stroke and heart attack within the same week.

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Councillor Anthony Kelly suffered a stroke earlier this week and was receiving treatment at Wexford General Hospital when he suffered a heart attack yesterday evening.

The politician has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit.

His condition has been described as critical.

Mr Kelly has been a local representative for 15 years and is described as a stalwart of the party in Co Wexford.

A spokesperson for Sinn Féin expressed his support for the councillor's family who are currently at his bedside.

The councillor is from Hill Street in the centre of Wexford town.

Mr Kelly is credited with leading active campaigns for increased social housing provision and improved community amenities.

Irish Independent

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