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DUBLIN CONSULTANT OBSTETRITCIAN SPEAKS OUT ON HSE INQUIRY TEAM

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Date Published: 20-Nov-2012

A consultant obstetrician in Dublin says the appointment of Galway doctors on the HSE inquiry team into Savitta Halapannavar’s death puts them in a difficult position.

Gerry Rafferty made the comments after her husband raised concerns about the make up of the HSE team that will investigate the circumstances of her death.

Praveen Halappanavar told the Irish Times today that three doctors from University Hospital Galway should be removed from the panel.

Those involved include Proffesor John J Morrison, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology; Dr Catherine Fleming, consultant in infectious diseases; and Dr Brian Harte, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at the hospital.

However, the chairman of the group has said it’s important to have representatives of the hospital on his team so they can compare guidelines.

Consultant obstetrician at Mount Carmel Hospital Gerry Rafferty believes the three Galway doctors should be witnesses to the case giving evidence rather than taking it.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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