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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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1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.

It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.

There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.

Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.

The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.

The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.

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LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023

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A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.

Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.

The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.

The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.

It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.

Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:

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Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.

Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.

In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.

The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.

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