Nolan vows to carry on despite health scare

Fine Gael County Councillor Peggy Nolan has laughed off talk she may be about to quit politics as she continues to recover from a mild health scare this week.

Fine Gael County Councillor Peggy Nolan has laughed off talk she may be about to quit politics as she continues to recover from a mild health scare this week.

The Longford town native spent two days in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic undergoing a series of medical tests for a stress-related illness.

Now back home, Cllr Nolan said the episode had come as a sharp wake-up call, but was one she insisted would not interfere with her everyday political duties.

“No, I am not calling it a day,” she said in typically upbeat fashion. “I am just so passionate about what I am doing, so no I am not going anywhere.”

Quizzed about what may have caused the setback, Cllr Nolan said her recollection of events last Wednesday morning remain a mystery.

“I finished doing an interview on radio but after that, I can’t remember where I was. It was the scariest seven minutes of my life,” she said.

To find out what else Cllr Nolan had to say, see this week’s Longford Leader.