According to the Irish Independent, Senator Jimmy Harte mostly likely fell after becoming ill. He has a history of heart problems.

He was at the Ireland v Latvia match with his daughter and her boyfriend and arrived home about midnight to the house that he uses when in Dublin. He went out later for some takeaway food but didn’t make it back after falling.

Gardai initially thought he had been attacked and were studying tv footage of the incident. However, they now think that it is most likely that he got the injuries from falling after becoming ill. He was found in Newmarket Square.


He has a fractured skull and a brain injury with a massive clot and is in an induced coma. It will be another 48 hours before a full assessment can be made.

Labour Party boss, Eamon Gilmore, has been in touch with the family and is keeping abreast of developments.

All around here will be hoping that he manages to pull through.