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EXPERT WITNESS SAYS EARLIER TERMINATION COULD HAVE SAVED SAVITA BUT NOT PRACTICABLE BECAUSE OF LAW

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An expert witness has told the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar that the real problem was the inability to terminate the pregnancy at an earlier stage.

Dr. Peter Boylan, a former Master at the National Maternity Hospital was giving his summary expert report before Coroner Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin.

After reading his expert report, Dr. Boylan opened his summary by telling the inquest that had Ms. Halappanavar had a termination on the Monday of Tuesday of her time in hospital, it is highly likely she would not have died.

However he notes it was NOT a practicable position at that time because of the law.

He noted that she suffered an overwhelming infection and died despite the best efforts of the medical team.

He said there were a number of deficiencies in her care such as a white cell count not noted and the test therefore not repeated, a conflict of witness evidence on the 23rd, and also referenced that all vital signs were not checked between 9pm on Tuesday October 23rd and 6.30am the following morning.

He also said that the notes taken on the morning of October 24th were of poor quality and retrospective and that there was a lack of statement from the nurse caring for Ms. Halappanavar on that morning.

The Coroner told the jury that the nurse in question is the only witness that hasn’t given a statement and won’t be giving one and has certification.

Dr.Boylan also summarised that there was a delay in appropriate treatment, however nevertheless, even if the appropriate treatment had been given earlier on the morning of October 24th, that the outcome would not have been any different.

He concluded by saying the real problem was the inability to terminate the pregnancy at an earlier stage prior to Ms. Halappanavar developing a real and substantial risk to her life and added that ‘effectively it was too late to save her life’.

After questioning of Dr. Boylan concludes, the inquest will hear from Dr. Frans Colesky who did the post mortem on the placenta, and Dr. Michael Tan Chien Sheng who did the post-mortem on the foetus.

Tomorrow the inquest will hear from Professor Grace Callegy who did the full post mortem on Ms. Halappanavar. It’s hoped a verdict will be reached by Friday.

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County Council to begin examining one thousand submissions on beach bye-laws

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway County Council is to begin the process of examining more than one thousand written submissions received on controversial beach bye-laws.

The bye-laws, which seek to introduce a range of regulations at beaches across the county, have meet with fierce opposition.

Among the measures are bans on dogs at certain times, and on the use of gear like kayaks, canoes and paddle boards near swimmers.

Water sports organisatons argue that in their current form, the proposed bye-laws would effectively ban watersports from the beaches.

Along with the more than one-thousand written submissions received, an online petition has gathered almost 5,500 signatures.

Dr. Barra Nevin from the ZoneGalwayBeaches campaign group, says what’s really needed is a proper zoning plan for Galway’s beaches.

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East Galway to benefit from €169m Just Transition Fund

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – East Galway is to benefit from a new €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland counties.

The fund was approved at Cabinet today, to support Ireland’s move away from fossil fuels.

Over the next decade, it’ll help generate new green jobs, stimulate enterprise, support sustainable tourism and restore damaged peatlands.

East Galway, Kildare, Laois, Longford, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath will all beneft from the fund.

Local Independent TD, Denis Naughten has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Clifden gets official state recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Clifden has received official state recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town.

The status will see the local community receive half a million euro in state investment to advance the usage of Irish in the area.

To kick start the process, FORUM Connemara has launched a community language plan alongside Connemara Chamber of Commerce.

Karen Mannion, of FORUM Connemara outlines the aims of the plan.

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