Support messages for Senator Harte

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The CEO of the Football Association of Ireland, John Delaney, has joined those who have offered messages of support for Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte

Senator Harte remains in a stable but serious condition in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital. A family spokesperson confirmed yesterday evening that they were awaiting the results of tests.It’s understood Senator Harte was still in an induced coma while doctors sought to establish the extent of his injuries.

The 55-year-old Labour senator suffered serious head injuries following a fall in Dublin in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Earlier in the evening he had attended the Republic of Ireland v Latvia international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

A keen Ireland supporter, Senator Harte is Chairman of the Oireachtas Branch of the Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club.

In a tweet on the FAI’s official twitter page, John Delaney asked all members of the football family to remember Senator Harte in their prayers as he continues in a critical condition.

A Labour Party spokesman said the father-of-four’s family were staying close to the hospital should there be further developments in his condition.

“He is being monitored very closely and his family will be keeping an eye for any results from tests that should be coming through,” he said. “He was admitted to hospital in a very, very serious condition and he remains critical.”

Senator Harte lives in Letterkenny and is originally from Raphoe. His father is former TD Paddy Harte.