Stephen Teap

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Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene Teap died of  cervical cancer, Dr Gabriel Scally and Lorraine Walsh,  who received an incorrect smear test result, at the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme in September 2018.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new report by Dr Gabriel Scally into the outsourcing of smear tests to Hawaii and Orlando in the US is expected to be considered by the Cabinet on T(...)

Emma Kett (centre) from St Mary’s, Newport, Co Tipperary,  as she performs at the choirs for cancer event at UCD. Photograph: James Forde

For the first three years Waterford’s Mount Sion secondary school choir didn’t sing in public, now four years later the group has a viral Youtube hit (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I knew there was a potential issue, but I did not know there were 6,000 women waiting to be retested.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris has moved to reassure women who will have to be recalled for repeat smear tests that the clinical risk is “exceedingl(...)

Orla Church was tested under CervicalCheck in 2011 and 2014 and both smears came back clear.   Eventually, she was diagnosed with cancer in May 2016. Photograph: RTÉ/Liveline Callback

The family of Orla Church, the latest of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy to die, has called for the early introduction of HPV tes(...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

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(...)

The coffin of the late Emma Mhic Mhathúuna   being taken to her home  in Ballydavid, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The body of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who lost her battle against cervical cancer on Sunday, has been taken back to her home in Kerry. A Garda patrol car e(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tributes have been paid to Emma Mhic Mhathúna following her death at the age of 37. The mother-of-five had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlie(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally (centre) with Stephen Teap, whose wife died before she was told her smear test had been wrongly interpreted, and Lorraine Walsh, who received an incorrect smear test. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

After the launch on Wednesday of the Scally report and the round of media interviews that followed, Gabriel Scally had dinner in Dublin with Vicky Phe(...)

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