Ciaran Breen

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Malta-based insurer Setanta, which sold private, commercial and motor insurance in the Republic, was wound up in 2014, leaving around €90 million in outstanding claims.

The State must pay almost €21 million to more than 1,200 people who made claims against the now-defunct Setanta Insurance, the High Court ordered on M(...)

Dr Peter McKenna said preventable brain damage in normally formed infants is the “single biggest risk” in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Negligence cases relating to maternity care make up more than half of the payouts made by the State, despite maternity services making up only 3 per c(...)

Between 2013 and last year, the State has paid €448,686,570 to settle claims against the HSE out of court. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Almost half a billion euro has been paid in out-of-court settlements for claims taken against the Health Service Executive (HSE) over the past five ye(...)

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(...)

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 cervical cancer test controversy arose last month after Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled her action against a US laboratory. File photograph: Getty Images

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has insisted it was told by the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme that all women had been informed of the outcomes of cervic(...)

Ciarán Breen (C) - Director of the State Claims Agency pictured arriving at a meeting of the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Three women at the centre of 10 outstanding legal cases against the State over incorrect smear tests have died, the agency that manages legal claims a(...)

Vicky Phelan pictured with her solicitor Cian O Carroll outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

The State Claims Agency (SCA) cannot reassure women they will be dealt with sympathetically if it seeks indemnities from the US laboratories that cond(...)

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