Aoife Bennett’s action is brought against the Minister for Health, the HSE, Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA GSK, and the HPRA, reports the Irish Times.

Aoife Bennett, of Naas, Co Kildare, was aged 16 when she received the vaccine in her secondary school in late 2009, as part of a mass vaccination programme administered by the Health Services Executive (HSE).