IRELAND

  • 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...
  • Savita's abortion requests missing from medical file November 23, 2012

    London: Praveen Halappanavar, husband of an Indian dentist who died due to pregnancyrelated complications after being denied abortion in Ireland, says the medical notes made available to him do not contain their repeated pleas for a termination, but mention trivial requests for tea and toast. "They have all the other information...
  • Ireland to order statutory inquiry into Savita's death November 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Ireland will order a statutory inquiry, in addition to the medical one, into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to pregnancyrelated complications after being denied abortion, in a move seen as an attempt to meet her husband's demand for a full public probe. "... But we will also...
  • Irish President intervenes in Savita death probe row November 23, 2012

    Ireland: In a rare intervention, the Irish President Michael D Higgins came out in support of the demand of Savita Halappanavar's family for an independent inquiry into her death saying that any investigation 'must meet the needs of the family'. Meanwhile, Savita's husband Praveen Halappanavar told CNNIBN that her medical report...
  • I have no faith in Irish govt's probe, says Savita husband November 22, 2012

    The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied abortion, questions the credibility of the Irish government probe. ...
  • News 360: Mamata's noconfidence motion rejected, NTPC stake sale cleared November 22, 2012

    The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied abortion, questions the credibility of the Irish government probe. ...
  • 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 Savitas 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 pregnancyrelated 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 sevenmember team headed by a noted Sri Lankan doctor to probe the tragic death of an Indian dentist after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17week 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 antiabortion law today November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet is expected to discuss amendments to its antiabortion 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 31year 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

    Proabortion 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 31yearold 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 antiabortion 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...