The Death of Ruth Morrissey
Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has extended his condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Ruth Morrissey, who died on Sunday morning, after heroically battling terminal cancer for as long as she could. She was accorded neither the apology she deserved nor the accountability she sought by the state to our eternal shame.
“Despite the former Taoiseach Leo Varadkar promising not to take women who were the victims in the Cervical check scandal to Court, Miss Morrissey was forced to endure a 36 day trial in the High Court over the state’s complete mishandling of her cervical smear tests. Despite her success in proving the wrongs committed against her by the State – neither the HSE nor State ever apologised to her before she departed this life. Despite every wrong committed against her by her government, Ruth Morrissey exhibited a strength, a courage, a heroism that this nation is poorer without.”
“The fact that the Taoiseach and Minister for Health who presided over this appalling saga in Irish history, escaped the scandal with no consequences, is particularly painful for many of the victims of the Cervical check scandal, and their loved ones. We mourn and pray for Ms Morrisey, but we must also hold those accountable in any meaningful way and ensure that this never happens again.”