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Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital

The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.

KATHLEEN LYNCH – MINISTER of State for Disability, Equality and Mental Health – has been discharged from hospital, and will continue her recovery at home in Cork.

The Labour Party TD was admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital last week after suddenly taking ill. It later emerged she had been diagnosed with septicaemia – an infection of the blood.

She was airlifted to Cork University Hospital last Wednesday for continued treatment.

A Labour spokesperson told this evening that Minister Lynch was discharged from hospital yesterday, and planned to convalesce at home for the next two weeks. She is responding well to antibiotics and will consult doctors again next week.

Lynch had been scheduled to speak last week at the MacGill Summer School, but that engagement was cancelled after she took ill.

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