IRELAND

  • Savita case: Midwife offers 'sorry' for saying Ireland disallows abortions April 11, 2013

    London: A midwife has apologised for telling Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who had a miscarriage, that she could not have an abortion in Ireland because it was a "Catholic country". Ann Maria Burke admitted she made the remark to dentist Savita in University Hospital Galway just days before she died...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures April 10, 2013

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17week pregnant Indian dentist died last October. Dr Katherine Astbury told the ongoing inquest into Savita's death at Galway Courthouse in Ireland that she was unaware of...
  • Ireland to begin inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death April 8, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland is set to begin an inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. She had died in 2012 after an Irish hospital denied her an abortion due to the country's strict Catholic laws. More than 50 statements by health experts have been furnished in the case. Ireland has...
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion April 6, 2013

    London: The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion supporting regulation of abortion where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of a pregnant woman as in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died as a result of miscarriage. The motion was defeated by...
  • Savita death: Report says foetus not mother was main focus April 3, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland in 2012 after being denied abortion, may have been saved had the hospital staff not paid "overemphasis" on the welfare of the unviable foetus and "underemphasis" on her deteriorating health, according to an inquiry report. The report by the Health Service...
  • Northern IrelandRussia qualifier postponed for 2nd time March 24, 2013

    Belfast: A second attempt to play Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Russia has been aborted due to bad weather in Belfast. Heavy snow initially led to the match being postponed on Friday and shifted to Saturday at Windsor Park. But with further snow and ice forming on the pitch, the...
  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 20. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 30 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • Ireland to host Australia A in four-day game March 4, 2013

    Ireland will host Australia's A side this summer after Cricket Ireland announced a four-day game at Stormont in Belfast starting June 14. The match will give Aussie fringe players a chance to stake their claim and acclimatise to conditions before the Ashes series starts at Trent Bridge in England on...
  • ICC announces squads for WCL Championship March 1, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the squads for six of the eight teams to play in the fifth round of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6. In the first fixture, Afghanistan will face Scotland...
  • IKEA takes meatballs off Europe menus after horsemeat found February 26, 2013

    Prague/Stockholm: Sweden's IKEA stopped nearly all sales of meatballs at its furniture store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed some contained horsemeat. The world's No 1 furniture retailer, known also for the signature restaurants at its huge out-of-town stores, said it was pulling all meatballs...
  • World Hockey League, India vs Ireland: as it happened February 21, 2013

    Both the teams are so far unbeaten in the tournament, having scored big wins in their previous two matches. ...
  • Unbeaten teams face off as India take on Ireland February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Ireland will go through their first real test of the FIH Hockey World League Round 2 here when the two unbeaten teams of the men's competition test their skills against each other on Thursday. Though India have been more merciless in their display, Ireland, ranked 15th as...
  • Savita death: Inquiry report leaked, says doctors failed to treat February 16, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died as a result of a litany of failures by hospital staff, a leaked draft of a probe report said, proving her family's claim that her death was avoidable. The report by Ireland's health ministry revealed that doctors looking after for the 31yearold dentist seriously...
  • Ireland to play two ODIs against Pakistan at home in May January 21, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland will play two oneday internationals at home against Pakistan in May, Cricket Ireland said Monday. Pakistan will use the matches at yet to be specified venues on May 23 and May 26 as preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy starting on June 6."It's fantastic news for Irish cricket, and...
  • Ireland: 10 mn burgers recalled over horsemeat fears January 16, 2013

    Dublin: An Irish meat processor says it's recalling 10 million burgers from supermarkets across Ireland and Britain because of fears that some could contain horsemeat. Government authorities say Spanish or Dutch ingredients suppliers are suspected of causing the contamination. Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the suspected source of horsemeat found in...
  • Catholic Church urges Irish to oppose abortion law December 25, 2012

    Dublin: The head of Ireland's Catholic Church urged followers in his Christmas Day message to lobby against government plans to legalise abortion. Ireland, the only European Union member state that currently outlaws the procedure, is preparing legislation that would allow limited access to abortion after the European Court of Human...
  • 5 Northern Ireland lawmakers sent bullets in letters December 20, 2012

    Dublin: Five Northern Ireland politicians received letters containing bullets on Wednesday as an extremist Protestant campaign of death threats and street protests escalated over Belfast City Council's decision to stop flying the British flag yearround. Hours later, an offduty police officer narrowly avoided being shot when confronted by a gunman...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 19, 2012

    Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita, who...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 18, 2012

    London: Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita,...
  • Pregnant women who are ill entitled to 2nd opinion: Ireland December 3, 2012

    London: Amid the row over the death of an Indian dentist in Ireland, the Irish government has told the Council of Europe that any seriously ill woman who is pregnant and her request for a termination is refused, is entitled to a second medical opinion. The woman would also have the...
  • Savita death case: NHRC registers case December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday registered a case on the death of dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in October in Ireland after doctors refused to terminate her miscarriage pregnancy on the ground that Ireland was a Catholic country. "Acting on a complaint filed by Odisha based...
  • Savita death: NHRC registers case November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday registered a case on the death of dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died last month in Ireland after doctors refused to terminate her miscarriage pregnancy on the ground that Ireland was a Catholic country. "Acting on a complaint filed by Odishabased organisation India...
  • Savita death: Family to approach European Court of Human Rights November 30, 2012

    London: The husband of Savita Halappanavar will proceed with an application to the European Court of Human Rights after Irish Health Minister did not agree for a public inquiry into the circumstances leading to her death. Praveen Halappanavar has said the two inquiries established into his wife's death did not satisfy...
  • Abortion report: Ireland to decide before yearend November 28, 2012

    London: The Irish government has said it will make a decision before the yearend about the country's tough abortion laws, weeks after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was refused termination of her pregnancy despite miscarrying. The government on Tuesday published the report of an expert group, which was appointed...
  • Savita Halappanavar's father demands public inquiry November 27, 2012

    London: The father of Savita Halappanavar has appealed to the Irish Government to hold a public inquiry into his daughter's death, saying that the family was not happy with the probe so far. "We would like to appeal to Irish Government to please consider funding public inquiry. We are not...
  • My personal condolances to Savita's family: Irish Minister November 26, 2012

    Ciarn Cannon, TD Ireland's Minister for Education and Skills talks about abortion law in Ireland and Savita's case. ...
  • 'Inquiry into Savita's death to be finished by Christmas' November 25, 2012

    London: The probe into Savita Halappanavar's death will be completed before Christmas, Ireland's Health Minister has said, even as her distraught husband was considering lodging a complaint with the Ombudsman to assert ownership of his wife's medical notes. "I've made it very clear this investigation must be completed as expeditiously...
  • Savita death: Indian community in Ireland rallies behind family November 25, 2012

    The Indian community in Ireland has assured all its support to Praveen Halappanavar, the husband of Savita who died after being denied a lifesaving abortion by a hospital. ...
  • Savita Halappanavar's abortion request papers 'are missing' November 24, 2012

    Ireland has ordered a third probe into the tragic death of Indian doctor Savita Halappanavar after she was denied a lifesaving abortion by a Galway hospital. ...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Ireland orders 3rd probe November 24, 2012

    Dublin: Ireland ordered a third probe into NRI doctor Savita Halapannavar's tragic death at a Galway hospital earlier this month after her dentist husband Praveen claimed that crucial papers relating to her repeated requests for abortion were missing from the Galway University Hospital's files. Halapannavar was miscarrying and had repeatedly requested...