CervicalCheck

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Ruth Morrissey has sued the HSE and two US laboratories over alleged misreading of her cervical smear slides in 2009 and 2012.   File photograph: Collins Courts

There are not enough judges to hear the cases of women suing over alleged misreading of their CervicalCheck smear slides, a High Court judge warned on(...)

Dr Peter McKenna said slides from women retaking smear tests would be processed as  matter of “priority” by laboratories. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 6,000 women will need to undergo a repeat smear test due to delays processing their original smears following the CervicalCheck scandal, the Hea(...)

 Charlie and Maureen, parents of Orla Church,   leaving the church at Donnycarney, Dublin, surrounded by family members, nieces and nephews. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Orla Church, one of the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, was remembered at her funeral on Tuesday as a feisty daughter, sister an(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s funeral cortege passing by Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must ensure that all cervical smear testing is carried out in Ireland with full accountability, a rally to highlight the issue and reme(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: is “embarrassed” for medical profession in wake of  Dr Gabriel  Scally’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him “embarrassed” for his own medical profession. However, he added that he do(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him ‘embarrassed’ for his own medical profession. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him “embarrassed” for his own medical profession. However, he added that he d(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during a media briefing at Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The disclosure of the findings of clinical audits into the cases of women who developed cervical cancer was handled badly – sometimes very badly – and(...)

“There is simply no excuse for the failure of the health services to inform women that they were the subject of false negative results as part of the CervicalCheck screening programme.” File photograph: Getty Images

It is not too difficult to understand why Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took it on himself to pledge last May that women involved in the cervical cancer cont(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick, at the Four Courts on Thursday, the second day of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

The husband of a Limerick woman who has cancer, and is suing over alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smears, broke down while telling the High(...)

What could an Irish strategic plan for AI comprise? Photograph: Getty Images

The cancer-screening controversy resulting from the CervicalCheck debacle has devastated lives. It has also badly damaged the reputation of some healt(...)

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