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 [...]