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Michael Healy-Rae hospitalised after being attacked by a cow

The Kerry TD was attacked by the cow after she calved, according to his nephew.

Image: Michael Healy Rae via Facebook

Updated 12.13pm 

KERRY TD MICHAEL Healy-Rae is being treated in hospital for minor injuries he sustained in a farm accident last night.

Healy-Rae’s son Jackie told TheJournal.ie that his father was “involved in a small farm accident after coming down from Dublin last night at 8.30pm”.

His nephew Johnny, a Kerry councillor and son of newly-elected TD Danny Healy-Rae, told us that Michael was “attacked by a cow after she calving”.

It’s nothing serious anyway. He’s bruised and sore a bit, but no major injuries.

He was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment and is being kept in for tests and observation.

Johnny said that the doctors will decide later when Michael can be released.

Asked if he will make tomorow’s sitting of the Dáil, the councillor said: “I wouldn’t rule him out yet.”

RTÉ’s Paschal Sheehy had reported last night that the TD had been attacked by a cow, but Jackie Healy-Rae declined to comment on the nature of the accident. He described his father’s injuries as “very minor”.

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He said his family was grateful for the help they had received since the accident and that Michael was doing “very good” this morning.

- additional reporting from Hugh O’Connell

First published 8.05am 

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