CervicalCheck Tribunal website

17th of April 2020 – Request for Observations
As previously announced on this website the decision was made to delay the establishment of the CervicalCheck Tribunal due to Covid-19. Given the uncertainty as to how long social distancing and other restrictions may last, I am giving some thought as to how, once established, the Tribunal will be in a position to operate in an efficient manner whilst complying fully with such medical advice and safety precautions as may be in place at any given time.


I would welcome any observations interested parties might wish to provide as to how progress might be made in such circumstances.  For example, it may be that case management and/or directions hearings could be heard remotely. Consideration might also be given to the possibility that some or all aspects of a determination hearing might be held remotely to allow claims to progress.


Such observations should be sent by email to info@cervicalchecktribunal.ie by Friday the 8th of May 2020 at the latest and marked for the attention of the Tribunal Registrar, Ms. Paula Cummins.


–  Ms. Justice Mary Irvine, Chairperson of the CervicalCheck Tribunal


To see previous updates posted on this website please click here.

About the Tribunal

Message from the Tribunal Registrar, Ms Paula Cummins

Welcome to the CervicalCheck Tribunal website. Information which can be found on this website includes a video message which has been prepared by the Chairperson of the Tribunal, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, as well as the draft Rules of Procedure of the Tribunal and a draft Practice Direction in relation to time limits which will apply to all aspects of the determination hearing.

You will also find details of the process involved in making a claim to the Tribunal, both in relation to claims which are already the subject of proceedings before a Court and those which are not.

The website has a FAQ section which will hopefully answer most queries. However, if you have any further queries in relation to any aspect of the process please do not hesitate to contact me by email. If you would prefer to speak by telephone you can request a call back in your email and you will be contacted by a member of the Tribunal staff as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Once established, the CervicalCheck Tribunal will be located on the 3rd floor of the Infinity Building, George’s Court, George’s Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 E98Y

Click here for a location map

Claimants must lodge the following into the Tribunal Office:

  1. The Claimants completed Claim Form (in Form 1), together with a duplicate copy of same for issuing.
  2. The Respondents written agreement to submit the claim (where it is provided to the claimant).

Further information on making a claim can be found here

A person who meets the definition of an appropriate person under the CervicalCheck Tribunal Act 2019 can make a claim for compensation to the Tribunal. However, where a person (who would otherwise meet the definition of an appropriate person) has received an award (other than an award under the CervicalCheck non-disclosure ex-gratia scheme) from any court or a settlement in respect of any action arising out of any circumstances which could give rise to a claim before the Tribunal, that person is not entitled to make a claim to the Tribunal.

Further information on who is eligible to make a claim to the Tribunal can be found here.

View our complete FAQ

Where to find us?

Tribunal Office Opening Hours:
Once established, the Tribunal Office opening hours will be Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.30pm (closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm)

Contact details: info@cervicalchecktribunal.ie