25 day hunger striker ends protest outside Dáil

25 day hunger striker ends protest outside Dáil
Pic: @YvonneNiShiocru

The man staging a hunger strike outside the Dáil is reported to have ended his protest.

Last night, Independent TD Clare Daly announced on Twitter that Tony Rochford from Co Meath had called a halt to his fight against the property tax, after 25 days without food.

Earlier this week the Taoiseach Enda Kenny agreed to meet with Mr Rochford, after doctors told opposition TD's that the 45-year-old's blood pressure was dangerously low.

An emotional Tony Rochford spoke about his campaign shortly before he ended his strike.

This picture has been in circulation in support of Mr Rochford:

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