State blames labs as cancer screening scandal grows

29th July, 2018
Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey Pic:

The government is blaming the laboratories at the centre of the CervicalCheck cancer screening scandal for forcing terminally ill women to go to court.

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Health Simon Harris have been accused of “welshing” on promises that none of the 221 women caught up in the scandal would be forced to seek redress in the courts as they would be offered mediation.

Last week, it emerged that Limerick...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Susan O’Keeffe: Public wants clarity, not false promises, from government

Analysis: Variants and vaccines make projecting path of virus more complex

Health Rachel Lavin 9 hours ago

Comment: US-China trade relations need a reset post-Trump

World Anne O Krueger 1 day ago

Analysis: Central banking’s brave new world