Lorraine Walsh

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 Cervical cancer patient and campaigner Lorraine Walsh said: ‘It’s not about the money. We would’ve loved to see an apology, an acknowledgment that the State let us down’.   .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Cervical cancer patient and campaigner Lorraine Walsh has criticised the Department of Health for not involving patient representatives in the plannin(...)

The food truck outside The Vines in Saltmills, Co Wexford

The Irish pub is one of the most iconic aspects of our culture. Places of celebration, commiseration, company and community, they have a long, rich hi(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Stephen Teap, Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan at the launch of 221+ in Dublin on Sunday.

A support group for the 221-plus women and their families affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has held its first meeting. The 221+ CervicalChec(...)

Vicky Phelan leaving Government buildings this afternoon. Photo: Nick Bradshaw

Failures to tell patients fully about their medical histories show that doctors “absolutely” still have a God complex, a representative of the familie(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said it was regrettable some of findings from the Scally report had emerged before families were briefed.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he will consider the view of the public health expert asked to investigate the CervicalCheck controversy that a (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally yesterday briefed Minister for Health Simon Harris ahead of the publication of his 200-page report on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck controversy, as promised by the Government, is not needed, according to the Scally report to be p(...)

Vicky phelan

Women and relatives affected by the CervicalCheck screening controversy hope to learn on Monday whether they will receive a briefing on the Scally rep(...)

Lorraine Walsh: “Imagine seven surgeries to try and preserve fertility and allow us to have the children we so desperately longed for, followed by failed IVF because the surgery depleted my ovarian reserve due to compromised blood supply.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“I can’t imagine what you must be going through” is what Galway woman Lorraine Walsh has generally heard when she has told people she is one of the wo(...)

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