MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey. The appeal will ce(...)

Gearóid Hurley at the Four Courts earlier this week for his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A farmer who suffered horrific injuries when his hand was sucked into a combine harvester has settled his High Court action on undisclosed terms. Gea(...)

Kate and Leanne Moss, daughters of the Mary Moss, outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

The HSE has apologised at the High Court to a 69-year old woman who suffered a major stroke after she was discharged from a hospital without her blood(...)

 Paul and Ruth Morrissey arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin for a High Court hearing last year. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has been asked to urgently hear an appeal against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally-ill Ruth Morrissey. The HSE (...)

Ciaran Breen, director of the State Claims Agency. File photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells.

The State Claims Agency has said it is handling 117 legal claims in relation to the CervicalCheck screening controversy. Ciaran Breen, director of t(...)

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(...)

In some cases, women are still being asked to wait longer than 33 weeks to receive the results of their smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive has reached an agreement with a US testing laboratory to help clear the massive backlog of smear tests in the CervicalChe(...)

Every blood test, X-ray and biopsy result can be either falsely positive or falsely negative

Medicine and the law can be uncomfortable bedfellows. Criminal law requires proof beyond reasonable doubt, while in civil law the plaintiff must prove(...)

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