Julie Healy-Rae dies in Killarney

Mother of Independent Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae was raised in New York

 

Julie Healy-Rae, mother of Independent Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae, has died in Killarney.

Ms Healy-Rae was born in Ireland and raised by hear adoptive parents in New York, where she met Mr Healy-Rae’s father, Jackie, who was an emigrant to the United States. They returned to Ireland but later separated.

Jackie Healy-Rae, who died last December, was an Independent TD for Kerry South, before being succeeded by his son at the 2011 general election.

Ms Healy-Rae, who lived in Scrahan Mews, Killarney, will be buried in Ahadoe on Wednesday.