Minister Naughten spends night in hospital

Minister for the Communications Denis Naughten spent the night in the emergency department of Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

The Roscommon-Galway TD was taken for treatment to the hospital yesterday after being struck by a car while cycling with his wife near his home in Roscommon town.

He was taken to the hospital by ambulance, having sustained some minor injuries to his back.

Mr Naughten was admitted to the hospital on Monday night and his spokeswoman confirmed that he stayed in overnight for observation.