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24/09/2021

Peter Casey to take 'a break' before deciding political future after unsuccessful Donegal campaign

Former Dragons' Den star took just over one per cent of the vote

Peter Casey to take 'a break' before deciding political future after unsuccessful Donegal campaign

Peter Casey says he will take a break to decide his future

Former Dragons' Den star Peter Casey is to "take a break" before deciding on his political future.

The Greencastle-based businessman failed his bid to be elected in Donegal after securing just 1,142 votes.

Casey was fighting his third election in as many years, having coming second in the 2018 Presidential election and fifth in last years European election.

Speaking at the count centre in Letterkenny, Mr Casey said he will take a break before making a decision to fight future elections.

"I'm disappointed," he said. "I'm disappointed that the people have decided to return the same people we've had before. The same people who have done nothing for Donegal.

"I would have loved to become Minister of Health, that would have been my dream job but it's not to be. I'll take a break now and see what the future holds because we could be back to the polls in three or four months time."

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