Prof Henry Kitchener, lead assessor with the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Oireachtas/PA Wire

The authors of an independent review of tests made under the CervicalCheck screening programme have defended their work following criticism from patie(...)

Cancer survivor Lorraine Walsh told the Oireachtas health committee she was made to feel ‘stupid and irrelevant’ as a patient advocate on the CervicalCheck steering committee. File photograph: Tom Honan

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh has said she was “dismissed, ignored, bullied and threatened” by the Department of Health while working as a patient a(...)

CervicalCheck campaigners Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan at Leinster House in October. Photograph: Tom Honan

Another of the inquiries triggered by the CervicalCheck controversy – the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) review of Cervical(...)

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has resigned from the steering committee of the screening programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has resigned from the steering committee of the screening(...)

A cervical cancer cell. For every 1,000 women screened for cervical cancer, about 20 will have precancerous changes, but the traditional smear test will pick up only 15 of these.

A review of smear tests carried out under CervicalCheck is due, but haven’t we already had a review? Yes, but. CervicalCheck has in the past looked b(...)

Pro-choice supporters in Belfast stage a demonstration to highlight the 21 women a week on average who are forced to travel for an abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Doctors in Northern Ireland must be given clarification about the rules now governing abortion laws following the decriminalisation of abortion this w(...)

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(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vicky Phelan’s court case last year and subsequent revelations of undisclosed audits.  Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vi(...)

 On the basis of  results from tests carried out, the couple opted for a termination, which was carried out in Holles Street two months ago. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An independent review is to be conducted into the case of a termination carried out for reasons of fatal foetal abnormality, where a test later showed(...)

Women who visited the BBC’s helpline website after an episode of Call the Midwife complained about the lack of abortion advice. Photograph: Aimee Spinks/Neal Street Productions/BBC

Healthcare organisations in the UK have called on the BBC to reverse its “stigmatising” decision to not provide information about abortion. Following(...)

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