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City demonstration makes call to reform Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A demonstration will get underway in the city this evening calling for a change to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act.
It’s one of many protests being led by pro-choice groups across Ireland – and in London and Berlin.
The city demonstration is organized by Galway Pro-Choice and NUI Galway’s Choice Society.
It follows the case of a suicidal migrant woman who claimed she was denied an abortion, and had her baby delivered by C section at around 25 weeks.
The HSE is due to publish the terms of reference for its investigation into the case shortly, which will look at what intervention was carried out after she found out she was 8 weeks pregnant.
In a statement today, the HSE said any inference that it misled anyone during the 8-22 week period of the woman’s pregnancy is wrong.
The Galway protest will take place in Eyre Square at 6 this evening.
Sarah McCarthy of Galway Pro-Choice says many people are outraged at the woman’s alleged treatment.

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2,193 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide

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Press Release: Tuesday 26 October

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2,193* confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of 8am today, 513 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 97 are in ICU.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

“I am increasingly worried about the rising incidence of the disease nationwide. Our primary focus now must be to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19.

“We are seeing a continuing increase in hospitalisation and intensive care admissions – a substantial amount of whom are not fully vaccinated – placing our frontline healthcare services, including non-COVID care, under significant pressure.

“It is essential that we do everything we can to break the chains of transmission of the Delta variant, in the community, in the workplace and in our homes. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated, please stay at home, isolate from others and arrange a free test immediately.

“If you have not done so already, please choose to protect yourself by availing of your free COVID-19 vaccine which will significantly reduce your risk of severe illness if you contract the disease.

“The vaccine, our best defence against COVID-19, is not the only tool we have to drive down the spread of the disease. Please continue to regularly wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, open windows and ensure spaces are well ventilated, wear masks on public transport, shops, indoor workplaces and crowded outdoor areas, and by keeping a safe 2m distance from others as much as possible.”

ENDS//

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Galway TD critical of “Cinderella license” to reopen nightclubs while respite services remain closed

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway TD has voiced criticism of the so-called “Cinderella Dance License” that has allowed nightclubs to reopen while many essential respite services remain closed.

Deputy Catherine Connolly was contributing to a Dáil discussion on the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and roadmap for the future.

She expressed frustration that it’s apparently safe to dance in a busy nightclub after midnight yet it’s not safe to open essential respite services in Galway.

Deputy Connolly indicated it’s neither fair nor logical – and the Government must do better.

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Diocese of Galway prayer service to call for action on climate change and biodiversity crisis

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Diocese of Galway is to host a prayer service and information event this week to call for action in the face of climate change and the biodiversity crisis.

It’s being held on Thursday at 7:30pm in Galway Cathedral to coincide with the start of COP26, the 2021 United Nations climate change conference.

The diocesan Laudato Si’ launch event is being led by Bishop Brendan Kelly with a special address by Jane Mellett of Trocaire.

Jane Mellett told Galway Bay fm news aims to provide space to reflect on what’s happening to our common home -she says we need to listen to the cry of the Earth and take action:

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