Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Dr Reilly said the new guidelines would not have saved Ms Halappanavar as she did not get an MRSA-based infection, but her death illustrated the importance of an early-warning system for patient care and proper protocols . Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

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