Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan arrives in Dublin Castle on Friday to give evidence to the Charleton tribunal. Photograph: Collins

The former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan has disputed a claim from an RTÉ journalist that he said Sgt Maurice McCabe was a “troubled individual” (...)

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(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly expressed dismay that the only achievement in six months since a colposcopists’ meeting in terms of informing women about the clinical audit was “a leaflet” for patients.

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as recently as last March to send out to women with cervical cancer to ask if they wanted to receive details of a(...)

Stephanie O’Keeffe, the HSE’s national director of health and wellbeing, said she did not know most patients were not being told about issues with smear tests until Vicky  Phelan’s case emerged. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

CervicalCheck committed an “error in not closing out the loop” when it failed to inform women about a clinical audit showing incorrect false negative (...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as late as March 2018 that it planned to send to women with cervical cancer to see if they wanted the option of r(...)

Vicky Phelan and Stephen Teap arriving at  Leinster House on Wednesday afertnoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The acting head of the health service has told terminally-ill Limerick woman Vicky Phelan who brought the CervicalCheck controversy to light that he i(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doctors treating women with cervical cancer told CervicalCheck in September 2017 that they were being “put at a disadvantage” in deciding who should o(...)

One of the memos given to PAC members said there was a risk that releasing audit findings to doctors could result in a patient contacting the media if they believed that “screening did not diagnose my cancer”.  File photograph: Getty Images

Senior health service personnel who received briefings from the CervicalCheck screening programme were told women would receive information from their(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was given an incorrect smear test result and who now has terminal cancer. “The Government need to go,” she said. “They’re not actually capable of minding us, and that is their job.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The resignation of Tony O’Brien as director general of the Health Service Executive has been welcomed by two women who were given incorrect smear test(...)

Departing HSE chief Tony O’ Brien. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Memos provided to the departing head of the HSE on the background to the cervical screening audits are “devastating” and show that a strategy of conta(...)

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