In an interview to Ireland’s RTE TV channel, Praveen Halappanavar said he would not meet the chairman of the Health Service Executive (HSE) inquiry into his wife’s death. The family, he said, wants a public inquiry funded by the government.
“I had to answer the family back home… They couldn’t believe it. It was such a simple case,” Mr Halappanavar said on the channel’s Prime Time programme.
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His comment came in response to the continued calls of Praveen Halappanavar, via his legal team, that the investigation into his wife’s death should be a public one and that he would not cooperate with any HSE inquiry.
Making reference to this (audio below), Reilly said:
There may come a point where, obviously, we won’t have the completeness of information without Mr Halappanavar’s input and to me that will be regrettable but I want to get the investigation to that point at least before we have any further public discourse on this.
I would appeal directly to Praveen Halappanavar, who is a decent man, to meet with the chairperson of investigation team without prejudice because it is very necessary that the truth of these circumstances be found out.