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Jackie Healy-Rae, former Independent TD for Kerry South dies

The former Independent TD for Kerry South, Jackie Healy-Rae, has died at the age of 83.

Mr Healy-Rae died on Friday afternoon at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee, it is understood he had been ill for some time.

His son Michael succeeded him as TD for the constituency.

Another son, Danny, and a grandson Johnny, are members of Kerry County Council.

Mr Healy-Rae had four sons and two daughters.

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