Ruth Morrissey

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 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 (...)

Ruth Morrissey hoped the ‘women who are left’ would not have to go through the court process. Photograph: Collins

“I am not frightened to die, but I don’t want to,” CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey told the High Court two years ago during the second day of (...)

Ruth Morrissey’s smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 had been incorrectly reported. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The State did not apologise to CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey for the “magnitude of harm” caused by the misreading of her smear and “now it i(...)

File photograph of Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court has been told that terminally ill Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul have been paid the full sum of €2.16m damages awarded to them (...)

Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor who acted for Vicky Phelan (both above). File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The coronavirus lockdown could serve as a catalyst for the introduction of long-overdue reforms in the court system, according to one of the State’s t(...)

The establishment of the CervicalCheck tribunal to process claims by women affected by issues at the State’s cervical cancer screening programme has been postponed. File photograph: Getty

The establishment of the CervicalCheck tribunal to process claims by women affected by issues at the State’s cervical cancer screening programme has b(...)

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