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HSE TO APPOINT INDEPENDENT EXPERT AFTER DEATH OF SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR AT UHG

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Date Published: 15-Nov-2012

The HSE is in the process of appointing an independent, external expert following the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway.

Campaigners are calling for a fresh focus on abortion legislation after the woman was allegedly refused an abortion, despite being told she was suffering a miscarriage.

She later died from blood poisoning.

Savita, a dentist, had lived in the city with her husband, 34 year old Praveen, an engineer at Boston Scientific.

The Health Minister James Reilly says he will await two reports into the woman’s death before deciding what to do next.

Last evening, the HSE issued a statement on the review into the maternal death.

It once again extended its deepest sympathies and added that the National Incident Management Team (NIMT) will oversee a review into the circumstances of Ms Halappanavar’s tragic death.

To further strengthen this review, the HSE is in the process of appointing an independent, external expert in obstetrics and gynaecology to the incident management team.

Last night several thousand people gathered outside the Dail to call for the introduction of legislation for medical abortions.

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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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