India-Ireland Current Affairs, GK & News

India-Ireland: Held Consultations on UN Security Council issues

India and Ireland held the bilateral consultations on UN Security Council issues on February 26, 2021 in the virtual mode. Highlights During the bilateral consultations, both the countries congratulated each other for their election to United Nation Security Council (UNSC). They also held discussions and briefed each regarding the UNSC priorities. They further held discussions ..

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Ireland introduces new bill on limited abortions

The government of Ireland has unveiled a long-awaited bill that envisages new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed, a point of potentially deadly confusion for women in a country that illegalizes abortions. The bill has come after an Indian origin woman, Savita Halappanavar, died due to blood poisoning last year after she was refused a ..

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Ireland to legalize abortion

Following the pressure from the European court of human rights, which ruled that abortions should be allowed in the republic in cases where a woman’s life was at risk, the Irish government is to introduce legislation permitting abortions in limited circumstances. The reforms are expected to allow terminations where there is a medical risk to ..

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Ireland will order statutory inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death

Besides medical inquiry, Ireland will also order a statutory inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion, in a move seen as an attempt to meet her husband’s demand for a full public probe.

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Savita Halappanavar: Persons in News

Savita Halappanavar’s death has led to a widespread protests in Ireland and a call to re-look at the abortion laws. She was 31 year old dentist originally from Belgaum, India who moved to Ireland in 2008. She died on October 28, 2012 in Galway, Ireland. Her death led to widespread protests, in Ireland, India, England ..

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