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DAY ONE OF INQUEST INTO SAVITA DEATH CONCLUDES AT GALWAY COURTHOUSE

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Day one of the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar has
now concluded.

The afternoon session resumed at 2pm and began with any questions
on Praveen Halappanavar’s earlier statement.

This began with questions from the Coroner Dr.Ciaran MacLoughlin
who went though a number of page numbers on Praveen’s statement
covering matters such as doctors rounds , the suggestion that the
room may have been cold and a discussion with a medic regarding
participation in a medical trial.

This was following by questioning from Praveen’s Barrister Eugene
Gleeson who asked about the number of times Savita made requests
for a termination and the intervals.

Senior Counsel for the HSE Declan Buckley said there was some
difficulty in relation to timings particularly in relation to the
timings involving the rupturing of membranes.

Legal representative Eileen Barrington also appeared on behalf of
a consultant and added that some of Praveen’s timings may not be
consistent with medical records.

A deposition was also heard from a Dr. Prassad , an orthopaedic
surgeon at Galway Clinic and a friend of Savita ad Praveen since
2009.

He told the inquest that he had seen Savita in the hospital and
that her body was swollen and she was on artificial ventilation,

He quoted an insert from a Medical Council booklet in relation to
guideline on the termination of a pregnancy.

The inquest resumes tomorrow morning at 10.

 

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Pocket sized card of mental health supports to be rolled out in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pocket-sized card containing key contact points of support for those who find themselves struggling with their mental health is to be rolled out in Galway.

It’s part of ‘Connecting for Life’, a suicide prevention action plan for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

The initiative forms part of a drive to reduce suicide from 2015 to 2020, and sets out a vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and well-being.

The ‘Numbers If You Need Them’ cards are being distributed in the coming weeks.

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Call for urgent action on dangerous N83 junction at Castlegar

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway West TD is calling for urgent action on a dangerous junction on the N83 at Castlegar.

Deputy Noel Grealish says the junction – where two local roads join the main road near McHugh’s Pub – has been the scene of serious, sometimes fatal, accidents.

He says local people are frustrated with a lack of action despite a long-running campaign for a series of remedial works to be carried out.

These proposed works include traffic calming measures as well as the provision of street lighting to improve visibility.

Deputy Grealish argues it’s a well known accident black-spot and it’s only a matter of time before another serious accident happens…

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news…

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6 further deaths from COVID-19 nationally, and 183 new cases, 7 in Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 2,080 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 2nd December, the HPSC has been notified of 183 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However the department is saying this may be an underestimation.

There is now a total of 73,228* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 82 are men / 101 are women
  • 60% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 56 in Dublin, 26 in Donegal, 13 in Limerick, 11 in Kilkenny, 11 in Monaghan and the remaining 66 cases are spread across 15 other counties. 

As of 2pm today, 239 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 21 confirmed cases. The figure of 73,228 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 02 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 02Dec2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (19NOV to 02Dec2020)New Cases during last 14 days (19NOV to 02Dec2020)
Ireland18379.73,794
Donegal26212.3338
Louth6162.2209
Kilkenny11147.1146
Limerick13132.9259
Monaghan11109.167
Wicklow5108.1154
Carlow998.456
Longford<595.439
Dublin5690.81,223
Mayo090.4118
Tipperary678.3125
Waterford674.086
Meath961.5120
Roscommon<555.836
Cork<552.3284
Sligo<551.934
Laois050.843
Cavan<549.938
Kildare<548.5108
Galway745.7118
Clare042.951
Kerry037.255
Offaly037.229
Westmeath<523.721
Wexford022.734
Leitrim<59.43

Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 36.9.

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