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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Savita Halappanavar

This year
Hundreds of heartfelt notes left at mural of Savita Halappanavar are published online
The personal messages left in tribute to Savita will now be preserved and accessible in the future.
Last year
Dublin march marks 10th anniversary of Savita Halappanavar's death
Savita, a dentist, died in 2012 in University Hospital Galway while she was 17 weeks pregnant.
Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023
Online record of over 1,200 messages will be part of Archiving Reproductive Health project.
Ten years after Savita's death, abortion rights campaigners say the fight must go on
The march is set to take place on 29 October.
March planned to remember Savita on the 10-year anniversary of her death
Savita Halappanavar died in October 2012, and her tragic death led to a raft of investigations and an outcry across Ireland.
All time
Vigil at Dáil to mark nine years since death of Savita Halappanavar
The crowd was told that people across the country on Thursday evening were remembering Ms Halappanavar.
'The deepest respect': Emma Watson pays tribute to Savita Halappanavar
She paid tribute to her in a letter published in Porter magazine.
Savita mural artist: 'I've been painting a long time, I've never seen a reaction like that before'
Street artist ACHES says he’s going to cover up the word “FREED” that someone wrote across her forehead.
The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived
Since Friday, flowers have been left at the bottom of the mural, along with ‘Yes’ leaflets, pens and sellotape so that people could leave notes.
'We owe her family a great debt': Calls for abortion legislation to be named Savita's Law
Together for Yes said the legislation must be enacted as quickly as possible.
'We did it': The messages people have been leaving at the Savita Halappanavar mural
Savita’s parents have said that they are “really, really happy” with the projected referendum result.
Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'
He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.
'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote
Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.
Savita Halappanavar: Her tragic death and how she became part of Ireland's abortion debate
Her name and face are known the country over. She left a mark on Ireland, its medical care and its laws.
Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'
Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.
Ronan Mullen said his comment about Savita Halappanavar 'could be reworded'. Here's what he said
A defiant Mullen rejected all criticisms of his comments in a statement today.
'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.
Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told
Councillors vote to name street in honour of Savita Halappanavar but it's unlikely to go ahead soon
Current Dublin City Council rules prevent a street being renamed until 20 years after a person’s death.
Renaming a street after Savita Halappanavar "wouldn't be possible" under current rules
A Dublin City Councillor is bringing forward a motion to rename a street in Dublin after Halppanavar.
Praveen Halappanavar settles medical negligence case over death of his wife Savita
31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Galway hospital in 2012.
Hillary Clinton asked advisor about Irish abortion penalty before official visit
The then US secretary of state was briefed about the Savita Halappanavar case before a trip to Ireland.
177,000 women have left Ireland for abortions since 1971
“One woman told us how she was calculating how to throw herself in front of a truck or which bridge to jump off.”
Opinion: Tragic case of clinically dead pregnant woman highlights our unworkable approach to abortion
Following the burial today of a young woman, who was kept on life support while clinically dead due to legal considerations about her pregnancy, we must consider the legacy of the Eighth Amendment.
The hospital where Savita died is improving, although not quickly enough in some areas
Reviews of services have found that significant progress has been made at University Hospital Galway.
'Never again': New guidelines introduced after Savita's tragic death
An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.
'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'
Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.
Activists take train to Belfast to get abortion pills - and say they plan to take them
Supporters are expected to meet the train returning from Belfast and hold a rally in Dublin.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.
Staff disciplined over their role in the care of Savita Halappanavar
Her husband, Praveen, had not been informed of the disciplinary action.
HIQA to investigate extent of serious adverse incidents at Portlaoise
Dr James Reilly requested the watchdog to examine the “safety, quality and standards of services” following the deaths of a number of babies at Portlaoise Hospital.
Candlelit vigils mark one year since Savita’s death
The vigils took place simultaneously in Galway, Dublin and Cork.
Minister writes to HSE over failure to implement Tania McCabe recommendations
A HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar revealed that many of the recommendations issued after the death of Tania McCabe six years ago have not been implemented.
Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita
The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”
HSE promises to be “very public” in its progress on Savita report
The executive said that the team looking at Hiqa’s recommendations will report “on a very frequent basis” but that at present “it’s very early days”.
Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing
Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.
Gilmore promises HIQA report will be implemented in full
The Tánaiste said that the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar raised fundemental questions about whether ‘there somebody not doing their job or not’.
'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff
National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.
Lack of information means HIQA can't assure safety of maternity services
“Young patients don’t just die,” said Nuala Lucas of HIQA yesterday as she spoke of deficiencies in staffing, knowledge, guidelines and protocol.