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Savita Halappanavar’s husband to take case against Galway hospital

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Praveen Halappanavar is to take a High court case against University Hospital Galway over the death of his wife Savita.

According to the Irish Times there are multiple grounds for the case.

The claim will be for injures, distress and the loss of his wife.

Savita Halappanavar died from septacemia at UHG on the 28th of October last year.

The 31 year old was 17 weeks pregnant and was found to be miscarrying.

A HSE investigation into her death found multiple failures in her care coupled with a lack of clarity on whether doctors could legally intervene to perform an abortion.

But Praveen Halappanavar’s solicitor says he is dissatisfied with the HSE report because it does not answer why his wife was not treated and why she was allowed to become so seriously infected.

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University of Galway event to give students insight into career in healthcare

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – An event will be held at University of Galway in April to give students an insight into a career in healthcare.

The interactive programme for transition year students will take place on Saturday April 1st, and again on Saturday, April 22nd.

They’ll see advanced simulations of real-life medical procedures and scenarios.

Registration is now open and the deadline is Friday, February 24th.

Professor of Simulation, Dr. Dara Byrne, explains what students can expect to see.

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Taoiseach says he “doesn’t accept” Galway Ring Road bad for environment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach has said he does not accept the view that the Galway Ring Road would be bad for the environment.

Leo Varadkar was responding to questions posed by Galway West Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil.

It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the long-awaited project, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.

The Taoiseach said while there are different views at cabinet, the Ring Road is part of the National Development Plan.

He gave an assurance that ultimately, if planning permission is granted, it will be funded.

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Inland Fisheries Ireland recruiting new Seasonal Fisheries Officers in Galway

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Galway Bay FM newsroom – Inland Fisheries Ireland is recruiting 36 Seaonal Fisheries Officers in Galway and nationwide.

The six-month posts are divided across seven River Basin Districts, covering fifteen counties including Galway.

Seasonal Fisheries Officers from Galway will join teams over the summer months – to help protect, conserve and develop fisheries resources in Ireland’s lakes, rivers and coastlines.

Those interested in applying must apply before the deadline of Tuesday 21st of February on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website.

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