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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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Findings of survey on future of Headford to be revealed next week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The findings of a major public survey on the future of Headford will be revealed next week. (5/12)

The ‘Reimagine Headford Community Survey was undertaken earlier this year.

It aims to gather opinion on what improvements would make the town a more enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

The results of the survey will be revealed at an event at The Angler’s Rest Hotel on Monday at 8pm.

Helena McElmeel of the Headford Town Team discussed the findings with Joseph Murray.

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City-based Ronan Scully receives Oireachtas Human Dignity Award

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –Former Galway Person of the Year Ronan Scully has received the sixth Oireachtas Human Dignity Award.

Ronan Scully, of Self Help Africa, has been honoured for over 30 years of service to others, both as a volunteer and professionally.

Ronan, who lives in Knocknacarra, has also previously received the Irish Young Person of the Year award and the Galway Mayor Award.

Speaking after the ceremony in Leinster House, Ronan said it was always a dream of his to help people.

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Councillor says time for “major change” in treatment of drug users

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Galway Bay fm newsroom –There needs to be a “major change” in how we treat drug users in this country.

That’s according to Councillor Niall McNelis, who argues we need a health-based approach to the issue, and more resources for Gardaí to tackle gangs, traffickers and dealers.

He says the criminalisation of drug use hasn’t worked in Ireland, in Europe, or further abroad – and it’s now time to look at decriminalisation.

Councillor McNelis further points out that Ireland now has the joint-highest rate of drug-induced deaths among 16-to-64 years old in the EU.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Councillor McNelis argues a new approach is urgently needed.

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