An inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar will re-open in Galway today following a one day preliminary hearing last January.
The 31 year old had a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway and died four days later on October 28th last, having contracted septicaemia and E.coli.
The inquest is scheduled to last at least a week and will hear from hospital staff who treated Savita Halappanavar in her final days.
More than 50 statements have been compiled but as few as 16 witnesses may be called before coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin.
Experts such as the former master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Peter Boylan are also likely to give evidence.
A draft report by the HSE into the death found too much emphasis was placed on the foetus rather than the mother.
Irish Water launches public consultation on regional plan for North West Region
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Irish Water is beginning a public consultation on a draft Regional Water Resource plan for the North West Region
The plan will affect 210,000 Irish Water customers in county Galway, and aims to provide a more reliable water supply over the next 25 years.
The public consultation period will run until February 21st of next year – and plans are available to view on water.ie
Mairéad Conlon, Regional Water Resources Strategy Lead for Irish Water, outlines their plans for some of Galway’s regional water networks.
LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move
Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh
Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en
If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh
If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.
On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.
The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.
The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.
Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.