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Senator Jimmy Harte
Senator Jimmy Harte
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Labour senator Jimmy Harte transferred back to Dublin, remains in critical condition

A Labour spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Harte remains in a critical condition and will get “the best of care” at Beaumont Hospital.
Jan 17th 2014, 6:45 AM 12,423 0

LABOUR SENATOR JIMMY Harte, who sustained serious head injuries in a fall last November, remains in a critical condition and has been transferred back to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Harte was transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital in his home county of Donegal last week to continue his recovery, but has since been returned to Beaumont for further treatment.

A Labour spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Harte remains in a critical condition and will get “the best of care” at the Dublin hospital.

Harte, a father-of-four, was found unconscious close to his Dublin apartment in Newmarket Square on 16 November last year, sustaining serious injuries in an accidental fall at around 4am in the morning.

Harte had attended the Republic of Ireland’s 3-0 win over Latvia at the Aviva Stadium earlier on Friday night and was heading home after socialising with family and friends.

He was taken to St James’s Hospital but later transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he was put into an induced coma and received treatment.

An avid soccer fan and sports enthusiast, 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.

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

Read: Labour Senator Jimmy Harte remains in critical but stable condition

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