Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he wished that people would read his judgment before commenting on it. Photograph: Collins Courts

The negligence case involving Ruth Morrissey, who is terminally ill with cervical cancer, could lead to legal costs of up to €4 million, almost twice (...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband, Paul, outside the Four Courts  at the conclusion of her case. Parties normally have 10 days to lodge an appeal, but this has been shortened in view of Ms Morrissey’s terminal illness. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Senior health service staff this week proposed halting the State’s four screening programmes until the implications of last week’s High Court judgment(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts at the conclusion of her case.Photograph: Dave Meehan

The continuation of State screening programmes is seriously threatened by the implications of last week’s High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey ca(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts on Friday after the conclusion of her case. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Terminally ill Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul, who sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests, have been awarded a total €2.1 million damages by the(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey at the Four Courts. File photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge will rule on Friday in the action by a terminally ill woman against the HSE and two US laboratories over alleged misreading of her (...)

About 15 per cent of samples will test positive for HPV and these will be prioritised for examination under the microscope. Photograph: iStock

The main Irish laboratory used by CervicalCheck is to stop accepting new smears from GPs as part of arrangements to clear the 80,000 backlog in the pr(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

CervicalCheck expect results in two weeks. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Problems in setting up a computer system are being blamed for a delay in completing a recheck of thousands of women’s smear tests. The rechecks will (...)

A cervical cancer cell. The RCOG has been tasked with reviewing the screening history of women with cervical cancer and, in some cases, identifying the impact on their treatment.

Just over one-third of slides of women with cervical cancer have been transferred to a Government-ordered review by the Royal College of Obstetricians(...)

 Ruth and Paul Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts for their  High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Two people who screened a Co Limerick woman’s smear slide for the MedLab laboratory in 2012, which came back as negative, have been withdrawn from the(...)

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