Friday 21 September 2018

TV chef's nephew seriously ill after fall on stairs

James Maguire (inset) is being treated at Beaumont Hospital
James Maguire (inset) is being treated at Beaumont Hospital
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

A nephew of celebrity chef Neven Maguire is in a serious condition in hospital after falling down stairs.

James Maguire sustained head injuries following the incident in Maynooth, Co Kildare, over the weekend.

The NUI Maynooth student is being treated at Dublin's Beaumont Hospital, where his devastated parents Kenny and Kate are understood to be by his bedside.

Mr Maguire is from Kilmacrennan, near Letterkenny, Co Donegal, where parish priest Fr Paddy Dunne said a prayer service for him on Sunday.

James' father Kenny Maguire is the brother of RTÉ presenter Neven.

Popular chef Neven retweeted a clip of the service on his Twitter account.

The video was captioned: "So beautiful, so peaceful, #PrayForJames thoughts & prayers with James and all the Maguire family as these times."

Termon GAA's under-16 team - which James' younger brother Emmett plays for - also held a minute's silence before their match on Sunday.

Letterkenny County councillor Michael McBride said that everyone was hoping that marketing student James made a swift recovery.

Cllr McBride told the Irish Independent: "I know his parents quite well.

"Everyone is shocked for sure, they're a well-known family and a well-respected family.

"The thoughts of the whole community is with the family at this terrible time.

"It is a very difficult time for them and our thoughts and prayers are with them, we're all just hoping that he makes a full recovery."

Irish Independent

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