Minister for Health James Reilly has confirmed that he intends to bring proposals on the Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme to Government before recess.

Mr Reilly was responding to a question on the matter during Topical Issues in the Dáil this afternoon.

The issue relates to 35 women who were excluded from the 2007 scheme on age grounds.

Women under 40 who had bilateral oophorectomies, or the removal of a remaining single functioning ovary, were barred from applying to the scheme.