John Gleeson

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Dr Michael O’Connell will be the 32nd Master of the Coombe Hospital, which will celebrate its bi-centenary in 2026.

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appointed Dr Michael O’Connell to be its next master. Dr O’Connell, a consultant obstetrician (...)

Ruth and Paul Morrissey of Kylemore Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Limerick,  have sued the HSE, US laboratory Quest Diagnostics Ireland Ltd and Medlab Pathology Ltd. File photograph: Collins Courts

CervicalCheck programme manager John Gleeson has been subpoenaed by a woman’s lawyers to give evidence in her High Court case over alleged misreading (...)

Fields of gold: Irish actors Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan in ‘Death and Nightingales’, a  co-production between the BBC and RTÉ

Add it to the list of television programmes you really should watch. Period drama Death and Nightingales, a three-part adaptation of the Eugene McCabe(...)

A scenes of crime examiner told the court there were six separate seats to the fire which had been started using oil, shredded paper and pallets and had caused extensive damage. File photograph: Getty Images

A 47-year-old company director has been given a 10-year suspended jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud. He was also ordered to pay more than €3(...)

The cervical cancer test controversy arose last month after Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled her action against a US laboratory. File photograph: Getty Images

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has insisted it was told by the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme that all women had been informed of the outcomes of cervic(...)

Vicky Phelan said  John Gleeson still had questions to answer about his role in the failure to tell affected women and to conceal audit results from the families of patients who had died. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck gave instructions that a reference to “open disclosure” in letters to doctors, telling them about audits showing patients’ incorrect sme(...)

The Government’s approval ratings have slumped in recent weeks, with a large decline among women in the wake of the cervical cancer screening scandal.(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly expressed dismay that the only achievement in six months since a colposcopists’ meeting in terms of informing women about the clinical audit was “a leaflet” for patients.

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as recently as last March to send out to women with cervical cancer to ask if they wanted to receive details of a(...)

Stephanie O’Keeffe, the HSE’s national director of health and wellbeing, said she did not know most patients were not being told about issues with smear tests until Vicky  Phelan’s case emerged. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

CervicalCheck committed an “error in not closing out the loop” when it failed to inform women about a clinical audit showing incorrect false negative (...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as late as March 2018 that it planned to send to women with cervical cancer to see if they wanted the option of r(...)

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