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Emma Mhic Mathúna with her solicitor Cian O’Carroll at the High Court two weeks ago

Last night.

Following news that none of the 3,000 smear tests being reviewed as a consequence of the CervicalCheck scandal have yet been carried out….

Terminally ill mum-of-five Emma Mhic Mathúna, whose cervical cancer was diagnosed in 2016 following smear test incorrectly giving her the all-clear in 2013, made a public appeal for help from cytologists while also appealing for the use of a lab.

Emma learned last week that the cancer has spread to the left side of her brain and, two weeks ago, she settled her case against the HSE and US laboratory Quest Diagnostics for €7.5million.

All the money will be paid into the court for the benefit of her children.

Emma wrote on Facebook:

Can any cytologists, who can do some work, PM me. We need to get the 3000 slides done ASAP, there’s no point waiting for Cervical Check – we need to set this up ourselves . If any politician wants to help, I’ll be in Dublin on July 23 for two weeks, meet me. These ladies need the smears done now. I also need use of a lab if any university can let us use theirs until term resumes. Come on board. If anyone knows a lab for rent let me know also time for talking is over.

Previously: Unspeakable

Emma’s Story

Simon’s Memo

Pic: Emma Mhic Mathúna

Emma Mhic Mathúna at the Standing 4 Women rally outside Leinster House last night

A lawyer representing Emma Mhic Mathúna has told the High Court that the Health Service Executive is contradicting what has been said by the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health by defending the case taken by his client.

Senior Counsel Patrick Treacy said that Ms Mhic Mathúna, who is terminally ill following misreading of smear tests taken in the CervicalCheck screening programme, should have been brought in for a mandatory colposcopy following a smear test taken in 2010.

Patrick Hanratty, for the HSE, said it feels it is being pushed into an admission of liability before it has fully investigated the case and it understands that Ms Mac Mathúna has not even had time to fully prepare her case….

Mhic Mathúna ‘torment’ at HSE not accepting liability (RTÉ)

Last night: Making A Stand