Vicky Phelan: “Women do not survive if it comes back. That’s all we’re asking for, is to allow those women who are taking cases who are currently cancer free, who are in remission to be allowed to go back [to the tribunal] if their cancer comes back,” she told RTÉ’s Drive Time programme on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she must continue looking for cancer treatment options after discovering a new tumour in her lung. Th(...)

 Lorraine Walsh says even where cases have been finalised and substantial damages awarded, the pain of the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal persists.

The death, a fortnight ago, of Ruth Morrissey, at the age of 39, created a lot of unrest among the other women whose lives have been affecte(...)

Ruth Morrissey’s smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 had been incorrectly reported. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The State did not apologise to CervicalCheck campaigner Ruth Morrissey for the “magnitude of harm” caused by the misreading of her smear and “now it i(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna,  a mother of five children, died on October 7th last year, at the age of 37. File photograph: Domnick Walsh

The family of the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna has said that she was a “strong and courageous lady and will be remembered as such”. Ms Mhic Mhathúna, one (...)

 Emma Mhic Mhathuna who died on October 7th 2018. File photograph: Collins Courts

The former partner of the late Emma Mhic Mhathuna has said he and their children “will never forget” her, speaking on the first anniversary of her dea(...)

The late Adrienne Cullen: “By the time my results were found by accident two years later, I had a large tumour, and treatment was too late to cure me.”

An Irish woman who became a “formidable warrior” in pursuit of transparency in hospital care after she was left with terminal cervical cancer arising (...)

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Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Lorraine Walsh (centre) with Stephen Teap and Vicky Phelan at the formal launch of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group last month.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The full facts of the CervicalCheck “debacle” are still not known, one of the women caught up in the controversy has said. Lorraine Walsh, a patient (...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the  CervicalCheck controversy, who died last month aged 37 Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth is to introduce an award dedicated to the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna which will assist mature students who wish to retu(...)

“She said to me once, ‘What if we hadn’t made the decision to come back to Ireland in 2007 – would things have been different?’,” says Tony O’Reilly of his late wife Julie, above

Twenty women caught up in the controversy over the CervicalCheck cancer screening programme have so far died. Some of them have become well-known, not(...)

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