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Candlelit vigils mark one year since Savita’s death

The vigils took place simultaneously in Galway, Dublin and Cork.


(Soircha Gannun from Dublin, Carol Thompson and Hope Calloway both from Cambridge join a Candlelit vigil outside St Stephens Green in Dublin this evening. Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

Updated 7.22 pm

INQUIRIES AND AN inquest have passed since the death of Savita Halappanavar exactly one year ago today.

The anniversary of her death was marked with a number of vigils around the country this evening.

The 31-year-old died at 1.09am on 28 October, 2012. Candlelit vigils have been held at several locations around the country to pay tribute to her short life and to show support to her family, especially husband Praveen.

The one hour vigils took place simultaneously at 6pm St Stephen’s Green (Grafton Street end), Dublin; Opera House, Cork and Eyre Square, Galway.

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