A week of woe, pain and regret

The first week of the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar was full of emotion. Brian McDonald reports from Galway.

13th April, 2013
Savita Halappanavar. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne

It began with a comment about Catholic Ireland that went around the world, casting a shadow on Ireland's maternity care reputation. But just hours into the highest-profile inquest in this country for several years, it became clear that the disputed remarks were far from being the main issue.

As the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar enters its second week, the cracks in the system of care afforded to the 31-year-old expectant mother at...

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