Ms Phelan

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Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doctors treating women with cervical cancer told CervicalCheck in September 2017 that they were being “put at a disadvantage” in deciding who should o(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No Ministers were informed about delays in telling women the results of cervical cancer screening audits, the Department of Health chief medical offic(...)

Vicky Phelan won a €2.5 million settlement after she received incorrect smear test results which failed to diagnose her with cervical cancer. Photograph: Collins Courts

The chairmen of two Oireachtas Committees have clashed over which committee should examine the CervicalCheck controversy. Dr Michael Harty, Independe(...)

Paul Reck with his wife Catherine, who dies from cancer in 2012 after a delayed diagnosis.

The daughter of a woman who died from cancer after receiving incorrect smear test results says she feels “robbed” of her mother. Grace Rattigan took (...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien: has said he did not know about Vicky Phelan’s case and its wider implications until her case was settled. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Screening Service informed the Health Service Executive in March 2016 it would be preparing a media response for headlines stating “scree(...)

Outgoing HSE Director General Tony O’ Brien

The director general of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Tony O’Brien is resigning as the cervical cancer scandal continues. In a statement release(...)

Regina Doherty: Tony O’Brien should be ‘redoubling his efforts’ to get accountability in the wake of the scandal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien “absolutely” should stay in his position and work “day in, day out” to get accountability and the facts around the c(...)


The Government has agreed a multimillion euro deal with GPs to facilitate a free repeat smear test and a medical consultation after more than a week o(...)

Vicky Phelan:  when the story broke she had settled her High Court action against the American laboratory which misread her abnormal 2011 smear test, the “person who knew most about CervicalCheck wasn’t in the country” – ie the programme’s former clinical director, Dr Gráinne Flannelly.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The first the Health Service Executive’s national director of communications heard about an audit of cervical smear tests and the subsequent failure t(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien with Minister for Health Simon Harris. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

HSE director general Tony O’Brien is to take a temporary leave of absence from the board of a US company he joined earlier this year. The Irish Times(...)

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