Fiona Murphy

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Vicky Phelan, Stephen Teap and Lorraine Walsh at  the formal launch of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It should be a good news story: a women’s health service, led by women, using new technology to screen for cervical cancer, and saving up to 100 lives(...)

Dr Nóirín Russell, CervicalCheck clinical director, says ‘there’s a very very real risk that if the environment doesn’t change, we won’t have a screening programme’.

A lack of trust in screening programmes is causing women with cervical cancer to put their lives and health at risk, CervicalCheck officials have warn(...)

 Lynsey Bennett, of Killoe, Co Longford, speaking outside court. She said she  can now focus on her own fight to stay alive for as long as she can. Photograph: Collins Courts

A 32-year-old mother of two who is seriously ill with cervical cancer has settled her High Court action over the alleged misinterpretation of her cerv(...)

Home makeover: Thomas McGirr in their mid-renovation home. Photograph: Tom Honan


A Dublin man left behind a bicycle with his name on it, after making off with €500 from a church, a court heard on Monday. Justin Murray cycled to th(...)

Judge Melanie Greally said she accepted Michael McDermott (43) had taken a large number of tablets before breaking into the house and said it was apparent to gardaí he was so intoxicated he needed medical treatment. File photograph: Getty Images

A Wexford burglar was so intoxicated that he fell asleep on the homeowner’s bed after piling up the items he intended to steal, a court has heard. Mi(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan: The judge remanded him on continuing bail to January 9th, when a date will be set for a sentencing hearing. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Former Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has been found guilty of assaulting a customer with a broken glass last year in his family’s pub in Ballybay, Co Mona(...)

The judge also took into account Murray’s many previous convictions including 23 for burglary.

A man who kicked a 12-year-old boy and stole his savings after forcing his way into the child’s home has been jailed. Justin Murray (38) made sure (...)

Kelvin Lynch of Wolfe Tone Street, pleaded guilty to assault in Copper Face Jacks nightclub on Harcourt Street.

A man has been given a suspended sentence for breaking a stranger’s nose in Copper Face Jack’s nightclub in Dublin because he thought he had taken his(...)

A man who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old agency worker caring for his elderly mother has been given a 3½-year suspended sentence. Declan Jordan (4(...)

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