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Ruth Morrissey's lawyer hits out at HSE chief over announcement of apology to family

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Battle: Ruth and Paul Morrissey outside the Four Courts in Dublin in January 2019. Photo: Collins Courts

Battle: Ruth and Paul Morrissey outside the Four Courts in Dublin in January 2019. Photo: Collins Courts

Battle: Ruth and Paul Morrissey outside the Four Courts in Dublin in January 2019. Photo: Collins Courts

The solicitor for cancer victim Ruth Morrissey has criticised the head of the HSE over comments he made about a letter of apology on the day of her funeral.

Hours before Ms Morrissey was laid to rest on Wednesday, HSE chief executive Paul Reid said he had written to her ­husband Paul, through their solicitor, to "express my deepest sympathies and apologies for what has happened to Ruth".

Mr Reid made the comments at a Covid-19 press briefing.