Brian Maccraith

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President of DCU Prof Brian MacCraith (right), alongside HSE director Paul Reid, found that the almost total reliance on a single international supplier of laboratory services for the CervicalCheck national cancer screening programme was a source of ‘significant fragility’ for the programme. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The contract awarded to US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory to deal with the backlog of cervical smear tests was given without proper due diligence (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is the latest problem with CervicalCheck? Essentially, the IT system at the US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly, Virginia – which(...)

The Health Service Executive has made several significant announcements following publication of a report by Prof Brian MacCraith.

Five times more women than originally estimated have been affected by delays in their cervical smear test results because of a “major communications f(...)

HSE chief Paul Reid last month said delays in informing the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were “not acceptable”.

An investigation into an IT flaw which led to women not receiving their CervicalCheck results is due to be published on Tuesday. A “rapid review” pr(...)

At a political level, there is some concern that the review of the latest failing in the CervicalCheck screening programme will not assess events within Minister for Health Simon Harris’s private office. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

What is a glitch, exactly? The question has arisen in the context of the most recent problem to arise with the national cervical cancer screening serv(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said his private secretary knew there was an issue in relation to an individual woman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

A group of 52 women among those at the centre of the latest Cervical Check controversy over delayed test results face low risk of their conditions pro(...)

Patients’ representatives Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap. Photograph/Crispin Rodwell: The Irish Times

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said it is regrettable that the HSE did not inform him, his department or patient representatives at an earli(...)

The European Commission says the new “European University” initiative will allow students, doctoral candidates, staff and researchers to move “seamlessly” between institutions. Photograph: Getty Images

Students will be able study for degrees by completing modules across a “seamless” network of European universities under a new initiative. Trinity an(...)

DCU is planning to submit this year’s accounts by the end of February 2020

Dublin City University suffered a “major, once off” accounting issue last year which prevented it from filing its financial statements to the State’s (...)

Cliodhna Halpin, a learning support teacher at St Joseph’s National School, Bonnybrook, along with pupils  Max Maples and Leannah McCarthy help launch a DCU initiative to celebrate the ransformative role of teachers. Photograph: Julien Behal

Dublin City University has launched a “teachers inspire” initiative aimed at recognising the transformative role of educators. Members of the public (...)

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