first_imgJimmy was always a very capable and colourful politician. Here he is seen with Mrs Brown himself, Brendan O’Carroll.Tributes have been flowing in for retiring Senator Jimmy Harte.The Donegal politician, who suffered a serious head injury in a fall two years ago in Dublin, today announced his retirement from the Seanad.A by-election to replace Mr Harte is expected to take place in November. Tánaiste and Labour Leader Joan Burton TD today said “It is with sadness that I learned of Jimmy Harte’s resignation of his Seanad seat.“Jimmy has had an outstanding career as public representative for Letterkenny and Donegal.“He has made a significant contribution to the Seanad during his time there, bringing his background as a small-business owner to bear in his work.“Our thoughts have been with Jimmy and his family since his unfortunate accident in late 2013. I understand his recovery and rehabilitation is continuing and he is making a promising recovery. “On behalf of the Labour Party, I wish Jimmy, Mary and his family the very best for the future.”Former MEP Pat The Cop Gallagher said he was saddened to hear of Jimmy’s resignation.“I am sorry to learn of Jimmy Harte’s resignation from the Seanad,a decision which must be respected.Jimmy served with distinction as a member of Letterkenny Town Council,Donegal Co Council and Seanad Éireann.“He had all the necessary attributes to serve the people of his native Donegal as did his father Paddy before him having served as Councillor, Dáil Deputy and Minister. I hope Jimmy will continue to recover and enjoy life with his wife Mary and family. Le gach Dea ghuí.”TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR RETIRING DONEGAL SENATOR JIMMY HARTE was last modified: September 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaljimmy harteletterkennySENATORlast_img

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