Ireland

  • Cooperate in Savita case: Irish PM to husband November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny has claimed that Savita Halappanavar's husband was not cooperating in the investigation of his wife's death. The Irish Prime Minister requested Savita’s husband Parveen to meet the head of the investigation team Sabaratnam Arulkumaran. Savita's husband has demanded for an impartial investigation...
  • Irish woman seeking daughter after 2 sons jumps off cliff November 21, 2012

    London: An Irish woman who wished to have a daughter jumped to her death from a cliff after learning that she was pregnant with twin boys after already having two sons. Anna Byrne, 35, a nurse from Dunboyne town was left devastated when ultrasound scans in March this year showed...
  • Ireland drops 3 doctors from Savita's death probe team November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Ireland has dropped three doctors of the Galway University Hospital from the team that will probe death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion. An announcement in this regard was made by Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Parliament barely within...
  • Inquiry into Savita's death will be fair: Ireland November 20, 2012

    London: Facing all round flak, Ireland on Tuesday announced a seven-member team headed by a noted Sri Lankan doctor to probe the tragic death of an Indian dentist after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17-week pregnancy despite serious complications, saying "this is a Catholic country". It also promised that...
  • Savita's case was not about abortion: Ireland's bishops November 20, 2012

    London: Amidst a raging debate on the country's strict abortion laws, Ireland's Catholic bishops have said that the church "has never taught that the life of a child in the womb should be preferred to that of a mother". Reacting to the death of Savita Halappanavar, the standing committee of...
  • Irish cabinet to discuss the anti-abortion law today November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet is expected to discuss amendments to its anti-abortion law on Tuesday. This a day before the Irish Parliament discussed an expert committee's report into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. The 31-year old died of complications on the October 28 after being denied a...
  • Irish Cabinet to take up abortion report amid protests November 19, 2012

    London: The Irish Cabinet will take up a report of an expert group on abortion on Tuesday as thousands of people in Ireland protest the tragic death of an Indian dentist. Irish Health Minister James Reilly has said he will be bringing the report of the expert group to the...
  • Savita Halpannavar's father to write to President, PM November 19, 2012

    Belgaum: The father of the Indian dentist who died in Ireland after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her pregnancy today said he would write to the President and Prime Minister, demanding that India press for an independent inquiry into his daughter's death. Savita Halpannavar's father demanded that an Indian be appointed...
  • Ireland: Activists seek compensation for Savita's family November 19, 2012

    Pro-abortion campaigners are demanding compensation for the family of Savita Halappanavar, who died of complications after suffering a miscarriage and being denied an abortion. ...
  • Thousands rally in support of Savita in Ireland November 18, 2012

    London: Thousands of people, upset over the tragic death of an Indian dentist, have held rallies and candle light vigils across Ireland demanding changes in the country's draconian abortion laws. "No more tragedies", the placards of the protesters read in Dublin and Galway as they demanded the change in laws. Savita...
  • Savita death case: Irish PM in no rush over abortion issue November 17, 2012

    Dublin: Ireland's Prime Minister said on Friday he would not be rushed into making a decision on the issue of abortion, after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning in an Irish hospital. "This is a matter that has divided Irish society now for a...
  • Irish govt must clarify on abortion issue: Amnesty November 17, 2012

    London: Observing that the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law, rights group Amnesty on Saturday asked Ireland to ensure that its domestic policy on access to abortion is in line with international human rights law. Amnesty International has written to Irish Minister for Health...
  • Ireland: Thousands of women move to England for termination November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After the tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, India has formally spoken to authorities in Dublin. But as the probe goes on, it has been found that thousands of women from Ireland are forced to travel to England for abortions. Savita was unfortunate to...
  • Savita death: MEA summons Irish envoy after row over abortion November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday summoned the Irish ambassador following the uproar over the death of an Indian woman in Ireland after a hospital denied her an abortion. Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar was denied the termination of her pregnancy under the country's anti-abortion law even though...
  • Indian woman's death: Govt takes up the matter with Ireland November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian government took up Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's death in Ireland directly and the Indian ambassador in Dublin met Irish authorities on Friday after there were protests outside Irish parliament on Thursday. Meanwhile, Ireland has ordered two probes into the incident that took place earlier this week...
  • 'Blame doctors, not religion for Savita's death' November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's in Ireland sparked an outrage and brought the debate on the abortion laws to the fore front. Activists say medical negligence and not the Catholic Church should be blamed for Savita's death. The Indian ambassador in Dublin is expected to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 15, 2012

    Maharashtra gets additional security, Bal Thackeray critical, but stable. Death of Indian woman in Ireland after being refused abortion sparks public, political anger. ...
  • Irish Times reporter speaks about Indian woman's death November 15, 2012

    Irish Times reporter Kitty Holland, who first highlighted the case of the pregnant Indian woman's death, talks about the fallout of the incident. ...
  • Is it time for the Catholic church to change its views on abortion? November 15, 2012

    The tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. ...
  • News 360: Mumbai's rich, famous queue up to meet Bal Thackeray November 15, 2012

    Several parts of the Maharashtra capital continue to wear a deserted look. Most parties, events and film shoots stand cancelled. ...
  • Ireland: Indian woman's death sparks public, political anger November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a life-saving abortion at an Irish hospital, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted...
  • Thousands rally in Ireland over death of Indian woman November 15, 2012

    Dublin: Thousands of people rallied outside Ireland's parliament on Wednesday to demand strict abortion rules be eased after a pregnant Indian woman repeatedly denied a termination died in an Irish hospital. Savita Halappanavar, 31, admitted to University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland last month, died of septicaemia a...
  • Indian woman's death: Irish authorities order probe November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The debate over legalising abortions in Ireland has revived after the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, who died of complications after she was denied a potentially life-saving abortion. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted to the hospital after she complained of severe back pain. Her husband says doctors diagnosed...
  • Savita's parents slam Ireland's abortion law November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the tragic death of an Indian woman dentist in Ireland after being refused abortion, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that the Indian embassy in Dublin is closely monitoring the developments. "We deeply regret the tragic death of Ms Halappanavar. Our Embassy in Dublin is...
  • Indian woman's death: Abortion debate flares in Ireland November 15, 2012

    Dublin: The debate over legalising abortion in Ireland flared on Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning. Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was awaiting findings from...
  • Death of pregnant Indian woman puts Ireland's policy under fire November 15, 2012

    A 31-year-old Indian woman dentist died in Ireland from blood poisoning after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17-week-long pregnancy. ...
  • Ireland: Indian woman dies after being refused abortion November 14, 2012

    London: A 31-year-old Indian woman dentist died in Ireland from blood poisoning after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17-week-long pregnancy, telling her that "this is a Catholic country". Irish authorities have launched a probe into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant when she suffered a...
  • Portugal draw 1-1 with Northern Ireland October 17, 2012

    Porto: A late equalizer by Helder Postiga earned Portugal a 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland in a World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday, sparing the home team's blushes as Cristiano Ronaldo racked up his 100th international appearance. Postiga rescued his team with his 23rd international goal in the 79th minute, tapping...
  • Ronaldo set for his 100th appearance for Portugal October 15, 2012

    Lisbon: When Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo picks up his 100th cap against Northern Ireland on Tuesday, he will reflect on a career which started in central defence and was marked by early shyness before an explosion of attacking flair made him one of soccer's greatest players. "It was on August 20th, 2003,...
  • 'Goetze, Podolski will be fit for Ireland tie' October 10, 2012

    Berlin: Germany's Mario Goetze and Lukas Podolski are nursing minor injuries but will be fit for Friday's World Cup soccer qualifier against Ireland in Dublin, assistant coach Hansi Flick said on Wednesday. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Goetze was rested towards the end of training on Wednesday, feeling the effects of a minor...