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Studies have indicated one in every 165 Irish schoolchildren has an autism spectrum disorder, and the number of cases is increasing. Photograph: iStock

More research is needed into the environmental factors causing autism, according to Irish experts on the condition. At present, however, there is ver(...)

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(...)

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

Differing views have been expressed about the likely impact on screening services of the High Court’s judgment in the case of Ruth Morrissey, who is t(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: to consider the establishment of an ex-gratia compensatory scheme.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to set up an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. Ms Justice Mary(...)

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories, it has emerged. And sol(...)

Julie O’Reilly, who died on October 6th, 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer, had five tests under the CervicalCheck screen programme.

A 60-year-old woman died last month of complications of cancer after four successive smear tests carried out under the CervicalCheck programme missed (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: said the compensation  tribunal would take a number of months to establish as primary legislation would be required. File Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins

The HSE has commissioned external legal advisers to determine whether any of its staff should face disciplinary action arising from the cervical scree(...)

Vicky Phelan has urged Simon Harris to provide assurances on how the adversarial nature of the proposals could be minimised. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The cost of establishing and operating the proposed new tribunal for dealing with the cases of women affected by the cervical screening controversy wi(...)

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