Ruth Morrissey

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Minister for Health Simon Harris will tell the Oireachtas health committee  he is committed to addressing the concerns of medical professionals in relation to the judgment  in the Ruth Morrissey cervical cancer case

New Health Service Executive boss Paul Reid has ordered an independent review of the performance of nine emergency departments following another winte(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he wished that people would read his judgment before commenting on it. Photograph: Collins Courts

The negligence case involving Ruth Morrissey, who is terminally ill with cervical cancer, could lead to legal costs of up to €4 million, almost twice (...)

 Mr Justice Kevin Cross gave lengthy consideration to the principals that should apply when deciding whether the inaccurate reading of slides in a screening programme constituted negligence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Yesterday morning in the High Court, Mr Justice Kevin Cross strongly criticised members of the medical profession who have been commenting on his judg(...)

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. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

US laboratory Quest Diagnostics today confirmed before the High Court it is to to appeal the landmark judgement in the case of terminally ill Ruth Mor(...)

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(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts at the conclusion of her case.Photograph: Dave Meehan

The continuation of State screening programmes is seriously threatened by the implications of last week’s High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey ca(...)

Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe rejected advice from a senior civil servant about the broadband plan. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The controversy surrounding the huge cost of the National Broadband Plan is growing nearly as quickly as the list of zeros at the end of bill. Ou(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul  outside Dublin’s High Court last week after winning her court case over misreadings of her cervical smear tests. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Quest Diagnostics, the US laboratory that was found to have negligently read Ruth Morrissey’s CervicalCheck smear test, is planning to appeal last wee(...)

Ruth Morrissey and husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court after winning her court case over misreadings of her cervical smear tests. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Differing views have been expressed about the likely impact on screening services of the High Court’s judgment in the case of Ruth Morrissey, who is t(...)

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