The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar will move from Galway courthouse to County Hall on Prospect Hill when it resumes next Wednesday.
Further witnesses will give statements and a post-mortem report will be discussed.
Legal representatives for Praveen Halappanavar have stated he will leave the court when the sensitive report is being read after the Coroner advised that it may be distressing.
Yesterday, Mr. Halappanavar told the media that he forgives midwife manager Ann Maria Burke for her comments that Ireland was a Catholic country when discussing termination with his wife.
Day five of the inquest resumes at 10 this morning with more hospital personnel and expert witnesses due to be called today.
It will then be adjourned after today’s session and will resume before Coroner Dr. Ciaran McLoughlin next Wednesday at County Hall.
Local TD says €2.5m funding “vital lifeline” to local radio
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD says the announcement of 2.5 million euro in additional funding for the broadcasting sector is a “vital lifeline” for local radio.
The allocation has been made through the Sound and Vision Scheme, which provides grants for the creation of high-quality programmes.
Galway East Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon says local radio provides a very important public service and deserves greater support.
TFI Local Link to launch new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – TFI Local Link Galway will launch a new service between Ballinasloe and Castlerea on Monday.
Route 546 will operate three times a day in each direction.
It’ll cover Castlerea, Williamstown, Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Mountbellew, Caltra, Ahascragh and Ballinasloe.
The new service will also provide commuters with a new peak-time service that interchanges with direct services to Galway from Ballinasloe.
Galway company raises over €15m to develop revolutionary heart impant
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based company has raised over 15 million euro in funding to develop a revolutionary heart impant.
AuriGen Medical has launched a crowdfunding campaign, with the funds going toward facilitating clinical trials.
The start-up company is based in ATU Galway and was founded by John Thomspson and Dr Tony O’Halloran.
Dr Thompson explains how funding and investment has progressed their development of the heart implant which aims to treat stroke and arrhythmia risk: