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Journalist in teen sex claims is fighting for his life

THE journalist at the centre of a garda investigation into alleged sexual contact with minors is seriously ill in hospital.

It is understood that the sports writer from a national newspaper is receiving intensive round-the-clock treatment at a Dublin hospital.

Sources said that the man, who was involved with a Dublin GAA club, suffered serious brain and heart trauma.

He was rushed to hospital on Monday after complaining of heart pains.


He has been attending a psychiatric hospital since allegations that he was involved with an under-age girl first emerged several months ago.

A second allegation that he was inappropriately involved with a young girl subsequently emerged.

Gardai have not yet been able to interview the journalist about the complaint because of his medical condition.