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Counsel for Emma Mhic Mathúna and two other women told the High Court they required production of cervical smear slides so that appropriate pathologists and clinicians could study and report on them. File photograph: Dominick Walsh

The HSE is treating the provision of documentation and cervical smear slides involving three women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, includin(...)

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

After two weeks of political uproar over the CervicalCheck controversy, the Government announced a special package of supports for the women affected (...)

An analysis of cumulative pay for staff in each of a group of so-called Section 39 bodies examined found that pay cuts averaging 4.66 per cent were put in place for employees in 2010. Photograph: Jimmy Weldon.

A majority of State-funded voluntary bodies and agencies providing health and social care reduced staff pay during the austerity years, a pilot study (...)

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(...)

The memos  reveal that one of the cytology laboratories involved in the screening programme had expressed legal concerns about review findings being made known

The briefing memos for the HSE on the the cervical screening audits are striking in their omission of overt references to the need to inform the women(...)

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(...)

The Minister for Health Simon Harris had asked the HSE to undertake, as a matter of urgency, an evidence-gathering exercise with Section 39 organisations to establish the position regarding pay reductions and restoration. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A national strike in State-funded organisations providing health and social care services now looks imminent, the trade union Siptu has warned. A dis(...)

Cervical screening: the Government is to establish its inquiry on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The inquiry into the cervical screening controversy that the Government is to set up on Tuesday will examine the outsourcing of services to laboratori(...)

Mr O’Brien’s contract as director general of the HSE had been due to expire at the end of July.

The head of the HSE Tony O’Brien is to leave his post at the beginning of July, a Government Minister has said. Mr O’Brien has faced strong criticism(...)

Andrea Callan BL, for the family, said they were anxious the woman’s GP have an input into the treatment programme on her transfer to the nursing home, and that the family had concerns that a particular medication being administered for anxiety was not appropriate for people with a heart condition. File photograph: Getty Images

The daughter and husband of an elderly woman with dementia and other serious health difficulties have agreed to be bound by High Court orders restrain(...)

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