Savita Halappanavar's father calls for change to Ireland's abortion laws

Savita Halappanavar

The tragedy comes 20 years after a separate controversial abortion case split the country and two years since European judges called for clear direction on when a termination is legal.

The Galway-Roscommon University Hospitals Group and the Health Service Executive's national accident management team announced two separate probes into Halappanavar's death.

Chiefs at the hospital expect to finish its review within the next three months.

Meanwhile, a separate report from a 14-member expert group advising the Government on abortion - in the wake of the European Court of Human Rights ruling - landed on the health minister's desk last week.

Kenny said the Cabinet will examine the expert group's findings before a response is given to the court judgment on or before November 30.

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