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INQUEST TO RECALL MIDWIFE MANAGER AND DOCTOR

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Date Published: 12-Apr-2013

Praveen Halappanavar will not be attending the inquest into his wife Savita’s death today.

His solicitor explained to reporters that the inquiry has been taking its toll.

Praveen’s solicitor Gerard O’Donnell told the media upon entering the courthouse that Mr. Halappanavar has asked to be excused from proceedings today.

Speaking to the Coroner as the inquest resumed for today Barrister Eugene Gleeson said his client ‘was a little overwrought’.

The Coroner replied ‘I understand totally’.

The Coroner has called for Dr Ikechukwu Uzockwu, known as Dr. Ike and Midwife Manager Ann Maria Burke to return before the inquest.

They have both previously given their statement evidence earlier this week.

However both have given varying accounts of the time of a phone call and the content of that phone call.

HSE Senior Counsel Declan Buckley told the Coroner he will try to get Dr. Ike [Pro:i-key] to return to the inquest today and if not, on Wednesday.

Dr. Susan Knowles is now assisting the inquest with an expert report.

Her area of specialty is microbiology infection.

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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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