Screening scandal: Who is to blame?

Inside Politics: Origins of CervicalCheck controversy go back over a decade when HSE decided to outsource screening to US labs

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Will not get a free pass on the screening scandal from Opposition TDs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris: Will not get a free pass on the screening scandal from Opposition TDs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Taoiseach yesterday announced there will be an independent inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

It will be conducted by the Health Information and Quality Authority and will have statutory powers, for compelling people and documents.

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