Ruth Morrissey

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Forty-one legal cases in relation to CervicalCheck have concluded so far – 33 in relation to claimants themselves and eight in relation to family members. Photograph: iStock

The number of legal cases related to the CervicalCheck controversy now stands at 305, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been told. A tot(...)

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(...)

Vicky Phelan: “Women do not survive if it comes back. That’s all we’re asking for, is to allow those women who are taking cases who are currently cancer free, who are in remission to be allowed to go back [to the tribunal] if their cancer comes back,” she told RTÉ’s Drive Time programme on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she must continue looking for cancer treatment options after discovering a new tumour in her lung. Th(...)

The guidelines being prepared by the Judicial Council will eventually replace the Book of Quantum, which is produced by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has welcomed a new report from the Law Reform Commission about legislation that would put a cap on personal injury i(...)

The Government’s current plan for providing guidance to the courts on the size of personal injury awards is likely to resist any challenge to its cons(...)

 Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

The death, a fortnight ago, of Ruth Morrissey, at the age of 39, created a lot of unrest among the other women whose lives have been affecte(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: court-focused process “doesn’t lead to what patients and families really want, which is to know the truth, for someone to say sorry and ensure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else again”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The author of the State’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy has said there should be a mechanism to address the grievances of the women affect(...)

Vicky Phelan has criticised the Government for failing to take on board the more serious recommendations of the Scally report. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that the Government will improve the State’s cervical screening programme following criticism from CervicalCheck campai(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts in May, 2019. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has apologised to the family of CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey for the “litany of failures” in the operation of cerv(...)

CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The funeral of CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey is to take place in Limerick on Wednesday. Ms Morrissey (39), who died on Sunday following a (...)

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