CervicalCheck Tribunal website

31st July 2020 – Update on Establishment

It was announced today that the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD intends to appoint Ms. Justice Ann Power, who is a serving judge of the Court of Appeal, as chairperson of the CervicalCheck Tribunal. Additionally, the Minister announced his intention to appoint Mr. Justice Tony O’Connor, who is a serving judge of the High Court, as an ordinary member of the Tribunal. The intention to appoint Mr Justice Brian McGovern, a retired judge of the Court of Appeal, as an ordinary member of the Tribunal was previously announced on the 9th of January 2020.

 

As the chairperson and the two ordinary members have now been identified it is envisaged that once the Chairperson is satisfied to do so the Tribunal will be established without delay. Formal appointment of each of the members by the Minister will be required once the Tribunal is established.

 

Further updates in relation to the establishment of the Tribunal will be posted on this website. Any queries should be submitted to info@cervicalchecktribunal.ie.

 

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 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 also contains a video message which was prepared by Ms. Justice Mary Irvine when it was intended that she would be appointed as Chairperson of the Tribunal. Although some of the content of the video is now out of date much of the information is still relevant.

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