FF councillor in serious condition after suspected brain hemorrhage.

Thursday 08 May 2014 22.32
Councillor Noel Bourke is being treated at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore
Councillor Noel Bourke is being treated at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore

A Fianna Fáil councillor and local election candidate is in a serious condition in hospital after falling ill near his home in Co Offaly.

Councillor Noel Bourke, 71, was discovered near his home at Killane, Edenderry at around 3.15am yesterday morning after suffering a suspected brain haemorrhage.

He is being treated in the intensive care unit at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

Mr Bourke is one of the longest serving councillors with Offaly County Council.