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(...)

Clare Daly TD and Mick Wallace TD. Ms Dalys asked the Taoiseach what was he waiting for, in relation to abortion legislation.

the proposed legislation on abortion might not be passed by the Dáil before the summer recess in July. He said the heads would hav(...)

Praveen and Savita Halappanavar

“It’s not the role of the State to pass judgment on who a person falls in love with, or who they they want to spend their life with.” Tanaiste (...)

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(...)

Praveen Halappanavar photographed at Galway County Hall after the jury delivered a 'Death By Misadventure' verdict at the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Horrendous. Barbaric. Inhumane. Praveen Halappanavar, his voice full of calm fury outside the inquest into his wife Savita’s death, wast(...)

Praveen Halappanavar with his solicitor Gerard O'Donnell and his friend Dr Chalikonda V Prasad (left) at Galway County Hall after the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar concluded. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A finding of medical misadventure was probably about as much as Praveen Halappanavar could have expected from the inquest into his wife Savita’(...)

Praveen Halappanavar photographed at Galway County Hall for the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar who died at University College Hospital last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar has spoken of his hope that his wife Savita’s death will lead to legislation being enacted that ensures no-one should ever aga(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. Minster Reilly said he would like to examine the report. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Minister for Health James Reilly has stopped short of apologising to the husband of Savita Halappanavar, but has not ruled out a future a(...)

Dr Michael Tan Chien Sheng at Galway County Hall for the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar who died at Galway University Hospital last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There was “nothing wrong” with the 17-week foetus miscarried by Savita Halappanavar, and there was no indication the foetus wo(...)

 Praveen Halappanavar at the inquest into the death of his wife Savita Halappanavar in Galway  yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar, husband of the late Savita Halappanavar, is not attending her inquest today as he has found the hearings this week extrem(...)

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