Ann O Doherty

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Nine claims against BreastCheck are under active management by the State Claims Agency, more than at any time since the service was set up in 1998. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

A sharp rise in legal claims over alleged misdiagnosis against the national breast cancer screening service is fuelling concerns about the future viab(...)

Vicky Phelan refused to sign a gagging clause so as to allow other affected women to be told. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Confidentiality clauses have been stitched into as many as 24 medical negligence cases settled out of court over the past 15 years, the State Claims A(...)

Medical negligence lawyers dismissed BreastCheck’s concerns that a sharp increase in legal correspondence could result in spiralling legal costs and the cancer screening programme closing.  Photograph: Getty Images

The BreastCheck unit in Cork has received three solicitors’ letters in recent weeks, the HSE has said. A spokeswoman for the HSE said on Friday that(...)

The Hiqa report made 11 key recommendations and said that its findings had relevance to the other three national screening programmes – CervicalCheck, BowelScreen and Diabetic RetinaScreen. Photograph: iStock

A health watchdog’s report on how BreastCheck manages the patient information it gathers earlier this year found shortcomings in governance structures(...)

Fears have been expressed that spiralling legal costs could lead to the breast cancer screening programme being closed down. File photograph: Getty Images

The BreastCheck cancer screening programme is doing its job and has helped to save the lives of women in the State, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. (...)

There is some concern that the overall rate of eligible women who took up their offer of  screening  has fallen from 76.5 per cent in 2014 to 74.7 per cent in 2015, despite a high-profile television advertising campaign.

A record 146,000 women attended the HSE national breast cancer screening programme BreastCheck in 2015, new figures show, when nearly 1,000 cancers we(...)

Only two in five people eligible complete the BowelScreen programme, much lower than the checks for breast or cervical cancer.

Detecting and treating cancer early is the aim of Ireland’s three free cancer screening programmes. And while there is good uptake for breast cancer a(...)

Angelina Jolie poses with Brad Pitt. The 37-year-old actress revealed last month that she chose to undergo surgery to minimize the risk she might develop breast cancer due to the inheritance of a ‘faulty gene.’

Irish cancer experts have urged caution about a British study that appears to show that breast cancer screening programmes have yet to show a reductio(...)