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Jimmy Harte

Labour senator 'making good progress' from serious head injuries

Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in Dublin in the early hours of 16 November, 2013.

LABOUR SENATOR JIMMY Harte, who was found unconscious in Dublin city centre in 2013, is said to be “making good progress”.

The senator from Donegal was found unconscious with serious head injuries after an accidental fall on a Dublin street in 2013.

Harte, who is from Letterkenny, was found at at Newmarket Square in Dublin at about 4am on 16 November 2013, having earlier attended the Ireland versus Latvia football match at the Aviva Stadium.

The father-of-four was taken to St James’s Hospital but later transferred to Beaumont.

A Labour spokesperson told today that his treatment was ongoing, but that he had been “making good progress”.

Harte is a popular figure around Leinster House and politicians from all sides of the house offered their support and sympathies after the incident.

He joined Labour in 2010 and contested the 2011 general election in Donegal North East. He failed to win a seat, coming fourth in the three-seat constituency.

He was elected to the Seanad Industrial and Commercial Panel in April of that year.

Read: Labour Senator Jimmy Harte found with serious head injuries in Dublin