Candidate for Galway West
After studying in Trinity College, Niall began working extensively on improving the NHS – England’s public health system.
Niall believes that the SocDems have been at the heart of getting a 10-year vision for our health system – Sláintecare and he wants to use his experience to be a major part of making that vision a reality.
Niall is proud to say that Galway is one of the best places to live in the world. It is changing from a large town to a small city and he believes that so far, politicians haven’t done a good job of managing that change.
Finally, Niall wants to see the SocDems one day lead a government and implement their policies and long-term vision for the country – building public services everyone can be proud of, ensuring there is openness and transparency in government and making the economy work for everyone.
“I believe the SocDems can one day lead a government and implement our policies and long-term vision for our country – building public services we can be proud of, ensuring there is openness and transparency in government and making the economy work for everyone”
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Eva Policarpo and I were able to contact Dr. Mara Carvalho, a GP in Portugal to ask what happened in Portugal after they voted to legalise and regulate terminations.
Here's what she said:
In the 6 years before the vote, 14 women died because of unsafe abortions. Since the vote NO woman has died for this reason.
Before the vote, 250 women per year needed emergency healthcare because of abortions. That number is less than 50 now, and reducing. Severe infections and sepsis (that killed Savita) is now practially eliminated.
Now that abortion is legalised, doctors like Dr. Carvalho can build an understanding of why abortions happen and develop interventions to reduce the number. Abortion rates in Portugal have FALLEN by 10% since their Yes vote.
We all want to reduce the number of abortions. Voting Yes is an important part of making that happen. ... See MoreSee Less
Please keep sharing people! Let’s dispel the “floodgates will open” myth, let’s remind people that voting NO does nothing more than keep the status quo of backstreet abortions. Compassion, choice and smart public health measures that reduce abortion rates go hand in hand.
Thanks for that :) Can I share it on Engineers and Techies Together for Yes?
Ellie Hanan Moran
had to share that, even though I said i wasn't gonna share anyting else for 24 hours! lol
Hi Niall, can I share this?
Muireann Ní Chuív
One of the many reasons I am voting Yes is to honour the memory of Savita. She came to our city and, as you can see from this beautiful video, embraced Galway with open arms.
We failed her in return. According to Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, who led the HSE Inquiry into her death, the 8th amendment played a "major role" in her death. I'm so sorry Savita that we didn't sort out the 8th amendment in time for you to live a long and healthy life with the children you wanted.
We will do better. We will vote Yes. We will make amends. ... See MoreSee Less
Two independent reports say she died from medical negligence and nothing to do with the 8th. I'm voting NO
I'll never forget Savita, and the price she paid for our terrible laws. #VoteYes
Voting no for abortions on demand !!
READ the folliwing independent medical inquiry......coroners report ...the HSE report ....the HIQA report.....
Then you will know that Mrs Halapanavar died from sepsis NOT from the lack of abortion.
Heartbreaking watching this video, such a beautiful woman. I’ll be voting yes for her and for all women. #togetherforyes 💙❤️
It is the time to say big yes
Best of luck on Friday Niall.
This is why I will be voting No
It’s time #voteyes #repealthe8th of
I’m voting No
Absolutely in love with this video bring on saving the 8th.
no it did not
That piano music doesnt do it
She died from neglect
Voting big fat no and my family
I vote to save woman not to protect woman who can't keep legs together. I vote for healthy baby's not for them who can't live properly. With pain and shame just to be in this world. I vote for memory of Savita and other woman's who took their own life's because noone heard them voice. I vote for raped,abused and homeless woman's where government promises are just to others think that they are actually doing something but now in these days rent rate go to high that family's are forced to leave their house because thy can't pay rent. They have kids and some of families waiting baby. How they will live normal life. I vote for woman's who need protection not for free minded woman's who don't know what they doing.
Vote NO on May 25th and protect the lives of unborn boys and girls. ...
BTW "poor public debate" what a joke....hope you're not too sore ye lost the Claire Byrne debate last Monday night!
Great article Niall - it clearly answers all the questions I've been getting on the doors from undecided voters.
Such a sensible and realistic article. Last paragraph in particlular. Well done Niall Ó Tuathailand keep up the good work.
Very right you are! Before our referêndum No defenders kept saying that legal termination would increase the abortion rates in general, as well as the number of abortions per woman. A few years later, we see the opposite: less abortions, less teen pregnancies, no women going back for their 4th, 5th, or 10th termination. I hope Ireland gets to see this happen too!
Very well written. I applaud your clarity on the issue
Regardless of which side a person sits on, surely respect is the least we can all expect regarding our views. I feel this has been surely missing in this referendum. Well written article Niall.
Well done Niall.
Just read it there Niall
Typical from a Repealer...no mention of the unborn baby's life that is being ended.
Regarding No campaigners being against no change at all will the Repealers accept the 12/24 week limits if the referendum is passed. I doubt it from what I hear. They NEED TO BE HONEST ABOUT THIS.
Regarding the same campaigners against change I was in favour of same sex marriage but now campaign for equal rights for unborn babies.
If abortion is legalised I would bet any amount of money abortion rates will rise. It happened after England legalised abortion so why won't that happen here.
Anyway go neirí an bother leat agus go mbeirimid go leir beo at an am seo arís. 🙂
Not my cup of tea Niall but I'm sure you believe in what you are doing.
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Great craic was had leafleting this week!
Thanks to all who joined us in the West - If you’d like to help out drop me a message! 🙂
*Missing from photos - Tim O'Shea & Carmel McCarthy