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SAVITA’S FRIEND GIVES EVIDENCE AT INQUEST

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Date Published: 09-Apr-2013

Savita Halappanavar’s inquest has heard when she asked for an abortion at University Hospital Galway a midwife told her ‘we dont do that here dear, it’s a Catholic thing’.

A friend of the 31 year old dentist is giving evidence at the Coroner’s Court on the second day of the hearing.

Mrudula Vasealli says she visited Savita Halappanavar on Tuesday morning two days after she was admitted to University Hospital Galway last October.

The 31 year old had been told on Sunday she was miscarrying her baby and was by her friend’s account very upset.

The inquest heard she said ‘What sort of mother am I waiting for my baby to stop it’s heartbeat, I’m losing it I’m losing it terribly’ Mrudula said the midwife checked with the doctor and told them there was no way of saving the baby.

It’s her evidence that both she and Savita asked about stopping the heartbeat and the midwife replied ‘we don’t do that here dear its a catholic thing’

Lawyers for the hospital say they are not obliged to hand over the roster to Savita’s husband Praveen’s legal team who wish to identify the midwife on duty.

The hearing 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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