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MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

HSE, Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd say High Court ruling  introduces a standard in the relevant legal test for negligence that is incompatible with cervical cancer screening. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November against a key High Court judgment in the case of terminally ill Ruth Morrissey. The appeal will ce(...)

Philip Noone, Aalto Bio: ‘While the initial concern surrounding the Zika virus has subsided, there are still outbreaks together with ongoing Dengue and Chikungunya epidemics that mean a continual demand for these raw materials.’

In the five years since he acquired Aalto Bio, Philip Noone has had remarkable success, gaining a foothold as the market leader in the diagnosis of th(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Independent TD and GP Michael Harty raised the MedLab issue during a debate on the CervicalCheck cancer screening programme. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Cervical smear tests which normally go for processing at MedLab laboratory, are now being put into storage until new laboratory capacity is in place, (...)

Explaining the revised numbers for testing, Simon Harris stressed there were two different issues involved. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of women who need a cervical cancer screening re-test because of the delay in checking for HPV (human papillomavirus) has been revised down(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey outside the Four Courts  during  their High Court action in July. Photograph: Collins Courts

A “significant difficulty” has arisen for Ruth Morrissey, the Limerick mother faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis because of alleged misreadings of(...)

The Biking Blitz series offers mountain bike races for all levels.

JANUARY Park Run Countrywide, every Saturday, free There are currently 7,821 Park Run events taking place every Saturday in more than 70 locations ar(...)

Linked Finance chief Niall Dorrian:  “What we’re doing is giving the opportunity for pension holders to invest in a growing and new asset class.”

Irish pension savers can now lend to small and medium sized businesses across the country through a new platform, which will allow pension savers and (...)

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