Updated Sunday 2pm
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have turned out for a protest in Dublin city centre today.
Gardaí told TheJournal.ie that between 10,000 – 12,000 people attended.
It is one of a number of protests or vigils organised around the country in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died in Galway following a miscarriage. Her husband said she was refused a termination and an investigation is now underway into her death.
Speakers at the protest included TD Clare Daly. One attendee told TheJournal.ie that topics discussed during the speeches included the separation of church and State, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
RTÉ reports that around 1,000 people attended a rally in Eyre Square, Galway.
Gardaí confirmed today that they are assisting the coroner in relation to Savita’s death on 28 October, which is normal procedure.
RTÉ reported today that Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, said the Government will have to act if the expert group on abortion recommends legislation. She also said she has not seen the expert group report, but had spoken about it with Minister for Health Dr James Reilly.