Ruth Morrisse’s solicitor said on Monday his client had still not been told directly about the State Claims Agency’s appeal. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The State Claims Agency has formally appealed the High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey case but says its action will have no impact on her €2.1 m(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

The cost of claims against the HSE and settled last year by the agency jumped 13 per cent to €318.7 million, from €283.2 million in 2017. File photograph: Getty

The State is facing a liability of almost €2.8 billion to fund future personal injury and property claims against the Health Service Executive. The f(...)

Nine claims against BreastCheck are under active management by the State Claims Agency, more than at any time since the service was set up in 1998. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

A sharp rise in legal claims over alleged misdiagnosis against the national breast cancer screening service is fuelling concerns about the future viab(...)

Maria Bailey. Listening to the Fine Gael TD being interviewed by Seán O’Rourke was like watching a clutch of ducklings waddle into the blades of a combine harvester. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

We have some neck. Indeed, the Irish neck is a many-splendoured thing. It is at once incredibly soft and unbelievably hard, as fragile as gossamer and(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will establish a stakeholder forum with clinicians and State agencies in the wake of a court judgment on cerv(...)

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 Dublin’s High Court last week after winning her court case over misreadings of her cervical smear tests. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Quest Diagnostics, the US laboratory that was found to have negligently read Ruth Morrissey’s CervicalCheck smear test, is planning to appeal last wee(...)

The committee will also be addressed by the Alliance for Insurance Reform, which says insurance costs are “crippling”

Lawyers are stymieing reforms of the insurance industry and the way the courts deal with compensation claims, an Oireachtas committee will be told on (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

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