State had no choice but to appeal in Morrissey case

The move is an effort to do the right thing and should be commended but instead it is being painted as evidence of a rotten system

23rd June, 2019

The state is appealing the decision of Mr Justice Kevin Cross in Ruth Morrissey’s medical negligence case over the cervical screening programme.

There was uproar from many quarters when this news emerged last weekend. An editorial in one national newspaper last week described the decision to appeal as symptomatic of a “rotten system”. It isn’t, but this hot-take media culture is damaging.

The judgment of Mr Justice Cross held...

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