Paul and Ruth Morrissey at the Four Courts on Thursday. Ms Morrissey, who has been told by her doctors  she has less than a year to live, is the fourth women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal to go to court.  Photograph:  Collins Courts

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris are facing intense pressure over their promise that no woman caught up in the CervicalChec(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick pictured at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State Claims Agency said on Friday it is seeking a resumption of mediation in the case being taken by Ruth Morrissey and her husband in the High C(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan with solicitor Cian O’Carroll in April, following the announcement of Ms Phelan’s High Court settlement. Photograph: Collins Courts

Fourteen new cases involving women affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have been lodged in the High Court over the past month. (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring the Heads of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine new legal cases have been initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed. The State C(...)

Vicky Phelan refused to sign a gagging clause so as to allow other affected women to be told. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Confidentiality clauses have been stitched into as many as 24 medical negligence cases settled out of court over the past 15 years, the State Claims A(...)

While originally promised in the programme for government, the decision to move forward on the clinical negligence review is undoubtedly driven by the revelations of Vicky Phelan and other victims of the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The decision by Cabinet to establish an expert group on clinical negligence is welcome. To be chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan of the High Court, (...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris had been warned that the deficit could ultimately reach more than €800 million for the full year. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

The HSE is facing a potential financial overrun of between €200 million and €300 million for the first six months of the year, new official figures su(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna: “They’re playing a very hard game,” she said of the lab involved in the negotiations. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Co Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of those affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has gone to mediation in her legal action against the US la(...)

The Health Service Executive  has dealt with more than 25,000 calls since the CervicalCheck crisis began. File photograph: Getty Images

A US laboratory contracted to carry out cancer screening for the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme specifically indemnified the State against errors invol(...)

Emma MhicMhathuna has said the delay by the HSE in sending files to the scoping inquiry ‘shows how incompetent they are’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The number of women affected by the cervical screening scandal is likely to increase significantly. To date the HSE has identified 209 women for whom(...)

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