The High Court has heard that a house has still not been purchased for the five children of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who died of cancer nine days ago.

Ms Mhic Mhathúna, who was 37, settled her action over misread cervical smear tests and a delay in disclosing this to her against the Health Service Executive and US laboratory Quest Diagnostics for €7.5m.

She died on 7 October after the cancer spread to her brain.

Her case was very briefly mentioned to the court this morning.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told that a house had still not been purchased in the names of the Mhic Mhathúna children.

Senior Counsel Patrick Treacy said it had been Ms Mhic Mhathúna's wish that a house be bought in the names of her children, who range in age from three to 16.

 A previous court hearing heard that €1.75m had been released to purchase a home in Dublin.

Mr Treacy asked that the case be adjourned to next week when the court will be further updated and it was hoped matters would be finalised.


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