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Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband, Paul, outside the Four Courts  at the conclusion of her case. Parties normally have 10 days to lodge an appeal, but this has been shortened in view of Ms Morrissey’s terminal illness. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Senior health service staff this week proposed halting the State’s four screening programmes until the implications of last week’s High Court judgment(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at CUMH. Her newborn, Darragh, died two days later. Photograph: Facebook

Three nurses were caring for 31 mothers at Cork University Maternity Hospital last Monday on Marie Downey’s ward when she was found dead in her single(...)

Marie Downey who died  in Cork University Maternity Hospital. Her baby boy Darragh also died. Photograph: Facebook

An independent review is to be carried out into the death of a mother-of-three and her son in Cork University Maternity Hospital this week, Minister f(...)

Minister for Health first promised to introduce HPV testing last autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Opposition parties have assailed a “disastrous” Government decision to provide free out-of-cycle screening to women concerned about the CervicalCheck (...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

The PSNI appealed for anyone with information to come forward

A man and a woman were being held by the PSNI on Sunday on suspicion of the murder of 30-year-old Pat Ward who was found dead in an alleyway in Cloghe(...)

Two people have been arrested after the body of a man was discovered in Clogher, Co Tyrone. The man was discovered in an alleyway in McCrea Park in (...)

Neil McManus in action for Antrim during the Joe McDonagh/Christy Ring Cup relegation/promotion play-off last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Neil McManus is preparing for a fifth AIB All-Ireland club semi-final. Just one has been successful but, encouragingly, that was against Galway club S(...)

The GAA missed out on revenue from an All-Ireland semi-final replay between Cork and Limerick in 2018. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The GAA posted a big drop in gate revenue in 2018 with a slump in attendance figures for the football championship the main factor. This was despite t(...)

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