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Controversy came to light after terminally ill Limerick woman Vicky Phelan (above) settled a High Court action last month. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has agreed to provide an immediate ex-gratia payment of €2,000 to each woman affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet on(...)

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan confronts the umpires after the game. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Controversy like that which swept through the Gaelic Grounds, has an unfortunate tendency in the GAA to disadvantage the afflicted. The herculean effo(...)

Waterford’s manager Derek McGrath and Tipperary’s manager Michael Ryan at the final whistle of their Munster SHC clash. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The goal that shouldn’t have been, the point that was but maybe wasn’t, and after another exhausting afternoon in the press box still nothing is decid(...)

Austin Gleeson of Waterford catches the ball in the square, the umpires ruled the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal, during the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 match between Waterford and Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-22 They were 11 points down, the noose wrapped around their neck, the entire season suddenly flashing before their eyes. O(...)

The European Commission found in 2016 that the State had granted state aid to Apple worth up to €13 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

The State has to date paid more than €4.5 million in legal fees relating to its battle with the European Commission over its €13 billion ruling on sta(...)

Goodbody’s report shows some 3,223 housing units were completed in the first four months of 2018. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Uncertainty around apartment standards is hindering the supply of new homes, Goodbody Stockbrokers has warned. The firm’s latest housebuilding tracke(...)

The cervical cancer test controversy arose last month after Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled her action against a US laboratory. File photograph: Getty Images

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has insisted it was told by the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme that all women had been informed of the outcomes of cervic(...)

Keane and McCarthy during a training session in Saipan. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the Irish box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion (...)

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell told health officials: “In the world of science, we like to separate fact and feelings.” Photograph: Eric Luke

More shock, more indignation, more disbelief – another day, another Oireachtas committee hearing into missed smear tests that should have flagged canc(...)

Vicky Phelan won a €2.5 million settlement after she received incorrect smear test results which failed to diagnose her with cervical cancer. Photograph: Collins Courts

The chairmen of two Oireachtas Committees have clashed over which committee should examine the CervicalCheck controversy. Dr Michael Harty, Independe(...)

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