Sunday 15 December 2019

Family in vigil at bedside of ill Jackie Healy-Rae

His family are said to be keeping a vigil at the bedside of ill Jackie Healy-Rae
His family are said to be keeping a vigil at the bedside of ill Jackie Healy-Rae
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The family of former Independent TD, Jackie Healy-Rae, has been maintaining a vigil at his hospital bedside since he took ill earlier this week.

Mr Healy-Rae (83) was rushed to Kerry General Hospital on Monday suffering from suspected pneumonia.

He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit that day, but his family confirmed that he is now in the hospital’s coronary care unit.

His son, Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae told the Irish Independent, his dad was still “very unwell”.

“He’s been in and out of hospital with different things in recent months, but this is by far the sickest he has been. He hasn’t really picked up that much since he came in,” he said.

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