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Clare steps up pressure on Minister to take action on maternal deaths & the lack of focus on independent midwives as important players in transforming our maternity services. Not much of a response from the Minister…
To ask the Minister for Health if he or his Department have had discussions or correspondence with the Minister for Justice, in view of the eight maternal deaths by medical misadventure since 2007 regarding developing a system whereby automatic inquests would take place in cases of maternal deaths.
The Minister is missing the point of the Question, the workers unions at NUI Galway have no confidence in this task force which has little experience in these issues and has produced what is a weak list of recommendations. An independent inquiry needs to be established to investigate the culture of gender discrimination, intimidation and bullying at NUI Galway.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the damage to the reputation of the National University of Ireland by recent high profile discrimination against female academic staff and applicants at NUI Galway, if she will back SIPTU’s call for an Independent Equality Review.