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    If you are the parent of a child who has reached school going age you may well be dealing with the fretting that comes with trying to get a place for your son or daughter in a local primary school. New legislation on enrolment policies is forthcoming...but for now, getting a place in a school depends on a list of criteria that can leave many children out in the cold, stuck at the wrong end of a long waiting list. I’m joined in studio now by Kitty Holland of The Irish Times who has written about the difficulty she had ...
    Savita – The Tragedy That Shook A Nation

    Savita – The Tragedy That Shook A Nation

    by Kitty Holland (Transworld Books) This time last year  a young expectant Indian woman Savita Halappanavar was admitted to Galway University Hospital.   In the following days she was informed that her pregnancy was not viable, but when she requested a termination she was refused.  Her condition speedily got worse and on Sunday October 28th Savita was on the brink of death, her husband Praveen Halappanavar described her last moments to Miriam O Callaghan. Kitty Holland broke the story  of Savita Halappanavar and has written a book about her which looks into who this young woman was from south west India, ...


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