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Savita’s husband reveals he’s received abusive letters

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Savita Halappanavar’s husband has received abusive letters telling him to go home, but insists most Irish people have been kind and supportive.

Praveen Halappanavar has confirmed this morning he is taking legal action against the HSE for medical negligence in the death of his wife.

In an interview on RTÉ he has called the HSE report into his 31-year-old wife’s death ‘a complete whitewash’.

He said he is determined to find out what happened to her, and will take his case to the European Court of Human Rights if neccessary.

In a meeting with Health minister James Reilly next week, Praveen Halappanavar will express his concerns that no-one has been held responsible for Savita’s death, and will demand a public inquiry.

Mr. Halappanavar also said the decision to take the HSE to court was a difficult one, made together with Savita’s parents.

Speaking about the proposed abortion legislation, Mr. Halappanavar claims he is not following political events and never sought to represent the pro-choice movement.

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City to host public consultation on new hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public consultation meeting will take place in the city next week on a planned major hydrogen hub at Galway Harbour. (14/12)

The major zero-emissions transport facility will research, produce and use renewable hydrogen gas.

The fuel will initially be distributed for use by buses and trucks, and then extended to maritme and aviation.

The public consultation will provide an overview of the project and the proposed route options for electric cables.

It takes place the Harbour Hotel on Wednesday December 14th, from 3 to 8pm.

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Obsolete public phone boxes removed across city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s the end of an era – as the last of the obsolete public phone boxes across the city are being removed.

Crews have been removing boxes at Eyre Square, Bridge Street and in Galway’s West End in recent days.

They’ve been described as eye-sores – while Councillor Niall McNelis says they were effectively being used as public toilets.

In recent years, some of the boxes have been replaced with modern open-air kiosks, which combine a pay-phone with a digital screen offering public information.

Councillor McNelis has been speaking to David Nevin.

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Tanaiste Leo Varadkar to visit Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Leo Varadkar is to visit Galway tomorrow for a series of engagements across the county.

The Tanaiste will be visiting Connemara, Galway City, and Athenry.

Leo Varadkar will be hitting the road early, with his first stop at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara shortly after 9am.

He’ll then travel to University of Galway, where he’ll be attending the launch of Construct Innovate at mid-day.

Construct Innovate is Ireland’s National Construction Technology Centre – and aims to make Ireland a global leader in research and innovation in the sector.

To round off his trip to Galway, The Tanaiste will pay a late afternoon visit to the Bia Innovator Campus in Athenry at 4.45pm.

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