Galway Bay fm newsroom – The chair of the inquiry into Savita Halappanavar’s death in Galway in 2012 has called for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum.
The 31 year old Indian woman who was 17 weeks pregnant died at University Hospital Galway from sepsis, while suffering a miscarriage.
An investigation into her death found the 8th amendment played a role after her request for an abortion was denied.
Those on the No side of the Referendum debate have said her case is being misrepresented.
But Prof. Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, says it was the constitutional ban on abortion which prevented Savita from being treated properly.
Meanwhile, a pro life campaigner says the experience of the woman at the centre of the C case illustrates why the 8th amendment should be retained.
In 1997, the then 13 year old rape victim was allowed to travel to the UK for an abortion following a high profile legal case.
But in a recent interview the now mother of two said she regretted the termination, and that she’d suffered depression afterwards.
Cora Sherlock from the Pro Life Campaign says the C case shows that abortion is wrong.
Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.
Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.
While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.
Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.
Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.
Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.
The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.
Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.