It’s been a strange week. I read an article in the Irish Times yesterday in which the journalist Michael Harding professed his shame and horror at being Irish, after the awful news broke about Savita Halappanavar. I think we all felt a little bit of that last week. To see him criticised on social media as [...]
My editorial in today's paper is about how Savita Halappanavar was betrayed by the Irish state. Our politicians - and, as Emer O'Toole wrote here, all of us who haven't shouted loudly enough on this - are to blame for her death. Related articles It could have been any of us (deshocks.com)
I took this tonight at the vigil in memory of Savita at Cork Opera House. Very subdued, dignified crowd of around 200.
What has happened to Savita Halappanavar was barbaric, cruel, inhuman and wrong. We can't bring Savita back but we can make sure this never happens again. Any woman in Ireland could lose her life because of our politicians' cowardice. It could have been any of us. I've already written to my local TDs to ask for [...]