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Deadlock in Savita investigation as family demand public inquiry

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The HSE’s handling of the inquiry into the tragic death of the 31-year-old dentist Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway last month has been slammed as “shambolic” by the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.

Call for lifesaving legislation to be introduced after UHG death

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If legislation is not immediately introduced to allow women to terminate a pregnancy when necessary to save their lives more women will die, Galway Pro-Choice group warned this week.

NUIG SU to host public meeting on third level funding

The NUI Galway Students’ Union will host a ‘town hall’ type meeting tonight at 8pm in The Harbour Hotel, on funding cuts to third level education.

Low uptake on patronage survey so far in Castlebar

With under a week left until the closing date for the survey on the future patronage of schools in Castlebar, the Department of Education is worried about the low uptake of the survey by parents.

A Yes vote is a vote for children’s safety, welfare, and equality

On Saturday November 10 you will be asked to vote Yes to the Children’s referendum. A Yes vote will mean that our Constitution will be amended to include an explicit guarantee in relation to children’s rights.

Martin glad that NRA signs will go

Westport town councillor Keith Martin has welcomed the announcement by the National Roads Authority that the white licence plate style signage recently erected on Westport’s cut-stone bridges was erected in error and will be removed.

Barrett urges people to check bank records

Castlebar Labour Party town councillor Harry Barrett has urged people to check their bank records in the wake of The Central Bank report, issued recently, that named six banks that it is investigating for wrongly selling insurance products to thousands of customers. The banks have been ordered to carry out independent reviews of the sales of the payment protection insurance to find out the scale of the problem, and pay restitution. Payment protection insurance or PPI repays a loan or credit card if a person becomes sick or unemployed. Since August 2007, more than 300,000 PPI policies were sold in Ireland.

Next time out it could be Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition

One of our great national traits is the knowledge that we could all do the other fellow’s job so much better, be it politicians, teachers, referees, whatever, we all know better. Some of us keep this to ourselves but others have no difficulty letting the whole world know.

Barrett stands alone on county council abortion motion

Labour Party Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett was the only member of either Mayo County Council or Castlebar Town Council to oppose a notice of motion in relation to abortion put before both councils this week. Independent Cllr Frank Durcan who sits on both of the local authorities put forward a notice of motion to both councils stating “that the members resolve, in keeping with the will of the Irish people as emphatically expressed in the referendum of 1983, to oppose any form of legalisation of abortion under any circumstances”.

Westport councillor wants Seanad abolished

Councillor Keith Martin of the Labour Party says he will canvass for the abolition of the Seanad when the promised referendum is called. Cllr Martin says that the upper house of the Oireachtas is beyond reform and a drain on the nation's resources.


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