Kerry mother of five Emma Mhic Mhathuna and her five children have launched a High Court action over alleged delays relating to CervicalCheck smears.

The mother who is dying has along with her five children who range in age from two to 16 years sued the HSE and laboratories.

Her Senior Counsel told the High Court today the mother of five who was in court for the application wants the case settled as soon as possible,

Patrick Treacy SC asked the HSE to make a decision on its stand on liability in the case within the next 24 hours and said the mother who is tragically and seriously ill does not have time.

“She has been told by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Health that everything will be done and nobody will be forced to got to court and there will be mediation. She wants it settled as quickly as possible,” Mr Treacy told the High Court.

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