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A cervical cancer cell. Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said a High Court case is to be taken to force the release of CervicalCheck smear test slides to women.

A High Court case is to be taken to force the release of CervicalCheck smear test slides to women who sought them more than six months ago, the Dáil h(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris:  said he was not aware of any other issues or scandals relating to the CervicalCheck but could not say for certain.

The Minister for Health has backed HSE director general Tony O’Brien to see out his term after he “respectfully” declined an invitation to resign over(...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien must have the hide of a rhinoceros. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The turmoil in Government and the health service continued to escalate on Wednesday, with Dáil exchanges dominated by the controversy and Opposition c(...)

It seems “extraordinary” that the Medical Council has “to stand by” and see protection of the public being undermined by the HSE in breaching its own requirements, High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly said.

The president of the High Court has criticised the HSE’s “shocking” practice of permitting medical practitioners to work as consultants in a range of (...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall: no power to look at  complaints relating to clinical matters. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Maura Mc Court died in hospital in February 2014. Six months after her death, her partner, Laurence Collins, complained to the Health Service Executiv(...)

‘It is  disheartening that the HSE has been recruiting doctors from abroad over the past decade to help battle this workforce shortage, while there are medical students graduating from medical schools here that will not be offered jobs.’ Photograph: Getty Images

A typical conversation among medical students in Ireland involves at least one person asking, “So where are you going after you graduate?” Without (...)

Enda Brien’s settlement is without admission of liability. Photograph: Reuters

A teenage boy who is brain damaged and confined to a wheelchair has secured €2.5m settlement of his High Court action against a doctor over alleged n(...)

Former CRC chairman Des Peelo: said  that “two of the very top people” in the HSE attended a meeting in June 2009 at which top-up payments for nine senior figures were agreed. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Minister for Health James Reilly has dismissed claims by the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) that it had an agreement with the Health Service Executive (...)