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Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is expected to bring forward amendments to a new Bill that would place perjury on a statutory footing. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The extension of a new statutory offence of perjury to include commissions of investigations and tribunals is to be brought to Cabinet for approval. (...)

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(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vicky Phelan’s court case last year and subsequent revelations of undisclosed audits.  Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vi(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State in the Department of Finance,  has spoken of taking on the judges, the legal profession and the insurance companies in his effort to address increasing insurance premiums. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Government ministers should not be speaking about judges as “the enemy”, former attorney general, John Rogers SC, has told a barristers’ conference at(...)

Tracey Brennan. Photograph: RIP.ie

Cancer care advocate Tracey Brennan was a ‘ray of light’ in the lives of everyone who knew her, her funeral in Co Roscommon has heard. Politicians, (...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan accused the Government of using Brexit as a “blanket excuse” for not implementing promises following the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

We’ve all had the experience of events that, however carefully planned, just don’t work out. When you reach your third or fourth attempt to rework you(...)

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(...)

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

Labs carrying out screening programmes should have “absolute confidence” in their decision if they are giving a sample the all-clear, a High Court jud(...)

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