Pictures from last night’s vigil for the late Savita Halappanavar in Eyre Square, Galway. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the 31-year-old dentist’s death at University Hospital Galway. Meanwhile, in Dublin… A vigil at Stephen’s Green, Dublin last night. Taken by Sinister Images (Facebook) Previously: Free Today?

Praveen Halappanavar and his late wife, Savita Galway Independent writes: A vigil for Savita Halappanavar will take place in Eyre Square today, on the second anniversary of the 31-year-old dentist’s death at University Hospital Galway. The memorial will take place in front of the Browne Doorway, where photographs of Savita will be on display. From […]

On last night’s Tonight with Vincent Browne, Vincent was joined by UCD lecturer Ailbhe Smyth and John McGuirk to review the newspapers. The discussion turned to Paul Cullen’s story in the Irish Times of staff in University Hospital Galway being disciplined in relation to the care of Savita Halappanavar. Watch in full here. Hospital staff […]

Abortion rights campaigners use rape alarms and the “format of the Catholic Rosary” to recall the treatment of women by the Irish State and the Catholic Church outside the London Irish Embassy. Including: Ann Lovett; the women who received symphysiotomies; Miss X from 1992; the women incarcerated in the Magdalene laundries; the women who gave […]

Writing in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post, Dr Peter Boylan (consultant obstetrician and former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street) has called for cross-party support to either repeal or retain the Eighth Amendment: The vast majority of Irish women who seek abortions do so in the UK. This avenue should not be presumed to […]

[Savita Halappanavar’s husband Praveen leaves Galway Courthouse at the inquest into his wife’s death in April of last year. It found she died of medical misadventure] You may recall how Praveen Halappanavar did an interview with Miriam O’Callaghan last year after it emerged he intended to sue the HSE for medical negligence following the death […]

(Dhara (nee Sandhu) Kivlehan and her husband Kevin Kivlehan) RTÉ reports: “The HSE has apologised to the family of a 29-year-old woman who died after giving birth at Sligo General Hospital three years ago.” “Dhara Kivlehan died after developing pre-eclampsia and a related condition in 2010.” “The High Court heard she did not receive the appropriate […]

The launch of Kitty Holland’s  book ‘Savita – The Tragedy That Shook A Nation‘ at Dubray Books, Grafton Street, Dublin last night. Kitty, the daughter of the late journalist Mary Holland and Eamonn McCann, broke the story of the death of Savita Halappanavar just over a year ago in the Irish Times. From top: (l-r) […]

(Consultant Obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury who treated Savita Halappanavar, at Galway courthouse during Savita’s inquest in April) The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report into the death of Savita Halappanavar released today found: Of the care provided [to Savita] there was a: General lack of provision of basic, fundamental care, for example, not following […]