Tuesday 21 November 2017

Careful balancing act needed in Savita tragedy

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

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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