In the horse meat scandal and others, the buck should have stopped somewhere; someone was responsible. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Once again, this time in the case of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a “systems failure” has been put forward to explain shortcomings in her trea(...)

Praveen Halappanavar outside Galway County Hall after the jury in his wife Savita’s inquest returned a unanimous verdict of death by medical misadventure. “If I had known I would have followed them up myself,” he said of his wife’s blood results. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There is a group of people in the country who are shocked but not surprised by the treatment received by the late Savita Halappanavar, whose in(...)