Date Published: 10-May-2011
The Dublin City Coroner, Dr. Brian Farrell, is to write to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe after an inquest into the death of a baby in February 2010.
A midwive told the coroners court today that she was unhappy with the treatment being given to mother, Lorraine Reilly from Duniry, Loughrea.
Baby Amber Reilly was delivered at the Ballinasloe hospital by caesarean section on February 9th last year.
According to the Evening Herald, at Baby Amber’s birth, the umbilical cord was around her neck and she suffered brain damage.
She was transferred to the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin where she died 6 days later.
The inquest heard that midwife, Anne Benson, contacted a second consultant after Dr. Peter Lukco administered the medication terbutaline during labour to Lorraine Reilly.
Dr. Lucko said that after giving the medication the patient was feeling much better.
The second consultant, Dr. Naveed Khawaja examined Mrs Higgins in the labour ward and brought her to theatre for an emergency C section.
Dr. Naveed told the coroner that he "possibly" wouldn’t have used the medication terbutaline on someone who had a previous C section.
The coroner recorded a narrative verdict in the inquest and said he would write to Portiuncula Hospital.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.