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'An apology means nothing to me... I just want my wife' - husband of CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey

The husband of CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey said the apology by Taoiseach Micheal Martin following her death from cancer last week meant "nothing" to him.

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Ruth Morrissey with her husband Paul and her daughter Libby

Ruth Morrissey with her husband Paul and her daughter Libby

Ruth Morrissey with her husband Paul and her daughter Libby

The birthday tradition in the Morrissey household was the same for every family member. The centrepiece was always the fresh cream cake from SuperValu in Castletroy, Limerick - always fresh, whipped cream, never buttercream.

"Ruth died on Sunday and Libby's ninth birthday was on Monday. Me and Ruth had the cake bought and paid for. We still went ahead with the party. Libby's friends came up. We had cake," said Paul Morrissey. "We always have birthdays at home because that's what we did when we were growing up. It was all about home."


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