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RECALLED DOCTOR WILL ATTEND SAVITA INQUEST NEXT WEEK

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The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway has concluded for this afternoon before Coroner Ciaran MacLoughlin.

Upon questioning by the Coroner, HSE Senior Counsel Declan Buckley said Dr Ikechukwu Uzockwu, otherwise known as Dr.

Ike, will be in attendance next Wednesday.

It followed an earlier request for Dr Ike and Midwife Manager Ann Maria Burke to return before the inquest.

They have both previously given their statement evidence earlier this week.

Both have given varying accounts of the time of a phone call and the content of that phone call.

The Coroner was told they will now both attend next Wednesday when the inquest will move to County Hall.

ICU Consultant Anaesthetist Paul Naughton also gave his witness statement today.

He told the inquest he was involved in Savita’s care from Friday October 26th when she had sepsis to Sun October 28th, the night she died.

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Three arrested after seizure of almost €1m of cannabis in Kilcolgan

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Three people have been arrested after almost €1m of cannabis was seized in Kilcolgan.

It follows a search carried out late yesterday afternoon which uncovered a growhouse in the area.

Members of the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit searched a premises in Kilcolgan at around 3.30pm as part of Operation Tara.

They discovered a sophisticated growhouse operation and seized suspected cannabis plants worth €950 thousand.

Two men, both in their 40’s, and a woman in her 30’s, were arrested at the scene.

All of the drugs seized will be sent for analysis and Gardaí say investigations are ongoing.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says the seizure is a significant blow to those trafficking illegal drugs in Galway – and Gardaí will continue to work to tackle and dismantle drug networks.

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Almost 60% Galway’s small and medium enterprises are investing in upskilling the workforce

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 60% of Galway’s small and medium sized enterprises are investing in training and upskilling their workforce.

That’s according to research by business support and mentoring programme MentorsWork.

They also found that just over half of Galway’s SMEs understand the implications of tech threats, and almost half are up to date with automation and digitalisation.

Acting Director of the Small Firms Association, Elizabeth Bowen, stresses the importance of training and upskilling.

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Increased Garda presence across city in light of recent assaults

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s now an increased Garda presence across Galway city in light of the recent level of serious assaults.

At this week’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said assaults causing harm are a serious concern.

He said Gardaí are putting resources into tackling the issue, and foot patrols have been increased.

But it was noted that more Gardaí on the beat means some other specialist units are having to make do with less resources.

Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says there will be a highly visible presence in the city for the rest of this month.

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