Regina Doherty

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 Dr Gabriel Scally, president of the epidemiology and public health section of the Royal Society of Medicine who will carry out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The chair of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has insisted his investigation will be as comprehensive and frank as possible. Hi(...)

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(...)

Vicky Phelan is going to concentrate on her own treatment now, she tells D’Arcy: “I won’t have achieved anything with what I’ve done if I’m not alive.”

If the measure of a scandal is the amount of airtime devoted to it, then the Government should start ordering election posters now. The cervical cance(...)

Public services card: Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said new software would not use advanced facial mapping cameras for registration or replacement of the card.

An upgrade in facial mapping software for the Department of Social Protection will not involve biometric data or retinal eye scans, the Dáil has been (...)

Leo Varadkar:  moved to reassure women whose smear tests returned a negative result that they should not worry that those results may not be accurate. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Taoiseach fell prey to an accidental doughnut during Leaders’ Questions. It was probably just a coincidence. Although some would say it was 100 (...)

Campaigners at the launch of the LoveBoth ‘Vote No’ campaign on April 18th. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish people will reject the Government’s proposal to repeal the Eighth Amendment because they feel uncomfortable with it paving the way for abort(...)

More than 100 front-line Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  staff and  senior management  have attended training sessions on transgender issues in the past two months. File photograph: Google Street View

A new policy on gender identity published by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to provide a supportive environment for transgender and gen(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland are concerned about the possibility of discrimination against those most dependent on State services and about the lack of a legislative basis or independent supervision for the card.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for new facial matching software to support up to 20,000 registrations a(...)

Sharing a stage: BBC journalist Jonathan Dimbleby quizzing Leo Varadkar   and Mary Lou McDonald for a broadcast recorded in late 2016  at Dublin Castle. “Since Varadkar became Taoiseach there has certainly been a thaw in relations between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin.” File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister of State Jim Daly has outraged some of his Fine Gael colleagues and delighted Sinn Féin by suggesting that the two parties could do a coaliti(...)

In an interview with ‘Hot Press’ Jim Daly, the Minister of State for Mental Health, claimed a future coalition is possible between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A Fine Gael Minister has “no objection” to his party entering government with Sinn Féin, saying its mandate is as “legitimate” as that of any other po(...)

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