Gabriel Scally

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Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

The HSE report found that almost half of the 221 group were women in their thirties, while 30 per cent were in their forties. Photograph: iStock

Most of the 221 women caught up in the cervical cancer screening controversy are now free of the disease though they may continue to experience side-e(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I knew there was a potential issue, but I did not know there were 6,000 women waiting to be retested.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris has moved to reassure women who will have to be recalled for repeat smear tests that the clinical risk is “exceedingl(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was warned that increased pressure on labs was putting the future of the cervical screening system “in jeopardy”.

Minister for Health Simon Harris twice turned down appeals from executives from one of the main cervical cancer-screening laboratories last year to me(...)

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE by Minister for Heal(...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

Vicky Phelan with her husband Jim, daughter  Amelia and son Darragh, after turning on the Christmas lights in Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin True Media

Vicky Phelan, who highlighted the CervicalCheck scandal, has been named by the BBC as one of its 100 inspiring and influential women from around the w(...)

“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(...)

A spokeswoman for Simon Harris said: ‘Tony O’Brien took the decision to step down from his post. The Minister believes that was the right decision.’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly backed Minister for Health Simon Harris in his running of the health service, after the Minister was severely crit(...)

 Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of the Scally Report into the CervicalCheck screening programme last month. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has approved the terms of reference submitted by public health doctor Gabriel Scally for further investigation of Cer(...)

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