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EXPERT AT SAVITA INQUEST REFERS TO MEDICAL COUNCIL GUIDELINES

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Date Published: 17-Apr-2013

The afternoon session of the sixth day of the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar has resumed at County Hall.

Galway bay fm reports questioning is continuing of expert witness, Dr. Peter Boylan, a former Master at the National Maternity Hospital.

Earlier, Dr.Boylan told the inquest that had Ms. Halappanavar had a termination on the Monday of Tuesday of her time in hospital, it is highly likely she would not have died.

However he noted it was NOT a practicable position at that time because of the law as there was not a real and substantial risk to her life at that stage.

Praveen Halappanavar’s Barrister Eugene Gleeson questioned if there was a

legal stand-off in obstetrics practice in this case.

Dr. Boylan said the legal position is guided by medical council guidelines that abortion is illegal in Ireland except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother as distinct from the health of the mother.

He added that obstetricians in Ireland are working to a certain extent in

a vacuum.

He said: ‘Unless a mother is going to die, we are on very sticky ground’.

Following further questioning, he said we have to wait until there is a

real and substantial risk to the life of the mother.

His questioning continues.

 

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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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