Commission of Inquiry law ideal for Savita probe

The government has an ideal option for conducting an inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar which could be thorough, quick and, more importantly; independent, writes John Burke.

21st November, 2012
Commission of Inquiry law ideal for Savita probe
We now have a chairman and half an inquiry team – and one critical witness who will not speak to them, writes John Burke.

The government has an ideal option for conducting an inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar which could be thorough, quick and, more importantly; independent.

The Government’s initial HSE-led inquiry into the circumstances of how the 31 year old dentist died from infection following a miscarriage in NUI hospital Galway has been a shambles.

Three members of the seven members of that first inquiry were bizarrely selected from the hospital under examination. Nobody doubts...

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