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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# savita

This year
# savita
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
# Savita Halappanavar
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.
Ruth Coppinger: Savita 10 years on - why we need a permanent memorial
Maternity care must change forever in this country so we never see another case like Savita’s, writes Coppinger.
All time
# portobello
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.
# together for yes
'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.
# Eighth Amendment
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.
# the eighth
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.
# she is not a criminal
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.”
# Maternity Care
Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death
The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.
Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita's death
The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.
# One Year On
'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X
One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.
# trending
In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013
The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).
# Anniversary
Candlelit vigils mark one year since Savita’s death
The vigils took place simultaneously in Galway, Dublin and Cork.
# Savita Halappanavar
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.”
# savita
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”.
Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.
# savita
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.
# savita
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’.
# savita
'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.
# savita
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.
# Tragedies
'Disturbing similarities' between Savita and Tania McCabe deaths
Only five of the 19 maternity units in Ireland have learned from the tragic deaths of the garda sergeant and one of her twin boys.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about Savita, arrests in connection with a murder, and a cash-in-transit robbery.
# savita
University Hospital Galway apologises to Praveen Halappanavar and family
The apology comes after the publication of a damning HIQA report into Savita’s treatment at University Hospital Galway.
# savita
Damning Savita report details litany of hospital care failures
A report from HIQA details the care received by Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October 2012.
# savita
This shocking graph shows 13 "missed opportunities" in treatment of Savita
Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.
# Pro-Choice
Pictures: Crowds take to the streets for pro-choice march
The march, organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, was held to call for free and safe legal abortion for women in Ireland — coinciding with a global ‘day of action’.
# Holles Street
Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street
The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.
# Abortion
Rosary chants and 'Savita' banners greet TDs ahead of contentious vote
Dozens of pro-life protesters are maintaining their vigil as deputies arrive ahead of today’s abortion vote. Pro-choice campaigners said there were “tensions” between the groups overnight.
# savita
Praveen Halappanavar receiving 'abusive letters from campaigners'
Meanwhile, Savita Halappanavar’s family have taken legal proceedings against the HSE for alleged negligence.
# protection of life
Some amendments "superfluous" and could cause problems for doctors - Reilly
The sub-committee on health has been discussing a series of amendments to the abortion bill aimed at “underlining urgency”.
# Abortion
Cardinal says Taoiseach’s abortion comment ‘makes no sense’
Kenny’s statement that he’s ‘not a Catholic Taoiseach’ has been criticised by American Cardinal Raymond L. Burke.
# savita
Galway hospital board chairman apologises to Praveen Halappanavar for Savita's death
Noel Daly also moved to reassure the public that the hospital has implemented all of the interim recommendations.
# savita
Head of Savita review says greater clarity on terminations urgently needed
The professor says the Government needs to look at changing the law to minimise the risk of such a case happening again.
# savita
Inadequate care and monitoring were factors in Savita's death - HSE report
The review also calls for greater clarity on options available to doctors in cases of “inevitable miscarriage”.
# savita
In full: The HSE report into the death of Savita Halappanavar
The Health Service Executive has published its report of the investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar this afternoon.
# savita
Savita report 'hard-hitting, straight and doesn't pull any punches'
The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.