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Jury to resume deliberations in Savita inquest

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A verdict is expected this afternoon at the final day of the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The 31 year old dentist died at UHG last October following a miscarriage.

Galway bay fm news reports the jury has now broken for lunch and will resume its deliberations at 2 this afternoon.

The 11 person jury retired at 11.15 this morning to consider its verdict and adjourned for lunch at
12.50.

It was after Coroner Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin read his summary of the evidence heard over seven days.

The jury has been charged with two verdicts to consider – that of a narrative verdict and that of
medical misadventure.

The Coroner explained that the narrative verdict is a finding of fact in accordance with the medical
evidence heard.

The second is a possible verdict of medical misadventure.

Dr. MacLoughlin explained this verdict may be considered if the jury feels there were any systemic
failures or deficiencies in her medical management.

He told the jury that this verdict has no inference or imposition of civil or criminal liability.

He went on to explain that the inquest verdict does not impose a criminal or civil liability on any
person or party and that this is a fact finding exercise in accordance with Section 30 of the Act.

The Coroner also made nine recommendations should the jury return a verdict of misadventure.

These include certain protocols on sepsis management, the adoption of a modified early warning score
chart by all hospitals and the separation of medical and nursing notes.

The jury was told that it may reject them, accept them or add to them but that any such
recommendations must be in accordance with Section 30 of the Act.

 

 

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Works underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works are underway to restore water to homes and businesses in Gort, Loughrea and Athenry

Irish Water and Galway County Council say the Gort and Loughrea outage has been caused by technical issues overnight at the Seefin Reservoir and Gort water treatment plant.

There is also a major leak on the watermain network at Raheen, Athenry resulting in water outage at Raheen Road, Moanbaun GWS, Prospect and Derrydonnell Road.

A contractor is expected on site shortly to carry out the repair works.

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Plans for Bubble Tea Shop at Abbeygate Street

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans are underway for a Bubble Tea Shop at Abbeygate Street.

The plan is led by Esma Awad and would see the conversion of an existing retail unit at 26 Abbeygate Street Lower.

The planning application stresses that a Bubble Tea Shop is not a coffee shop nor does it produce any type of heat or steam.

However, planners have deemed the application incomplete and a fresh application will now have to be submitted.

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Eamon O’ Cuiv slams Government “petty-mindedness” over Traveller accommodation

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway West TD Eamon O’ Cuiv has hit out at Government “petty mindedness” when it comes to Traveller accommodation.

He said quite rightly, we give out about the conditions for people looking for asylum and for students.

But speaking in the Dáil, he implied that Travellers are not afforded the same consideration.

Fianna Fail Deputy O’ Cuiv took aim at a pilot programme to provide loans for new caravans – which he suggested has amounted to very little in practice.

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