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Careful balancing act needed in Savita tragedy

Published 24/11/2012 | 17:00

Nine days after Ireland learned of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, Health Minister James Reilly has met her heartbroken husband Praveen.

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That meeting yesterday, a private encounter in which Dr Reilly said he expressed his condolences, came after a truly shambolic week which has left the minister with little credit.

First it was announced the HSE inquiry team would contain three consultants from UHG, a baffling decision that led to a justifiable outcry and a swift u-turn.

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