Tony O Brien

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna, pictured above in a HSE promotional video for the HPV vaccine, was told by her doctor the smear results from a test in 2013 were incorrect.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna was one of the faces of the State’s effort to protect women from cervical cancer, her image a familiar feature of the HSE campaign (...)

Outgoing HSE director general Tony O’Brien said he was “extremely proud” of staff in the State’s health and social care services.

Outgoing director general of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Tony O’Brien has expressed regret to his staff that he could not leave the post on his(...)

Tony O’Brien is to stand aside from his position on Friday after weeks of controversy over the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tweet from the director general of the Health Service Executive Tony O’Brien has been strongly criticised by politicians. Mr O’Brien is to stand as(...)

Stephen and Irene Teap with their two children Noah, age 3 and Oscar, age 5. Irene Teap died last year after receiving incorrect cervical cancer screening results. Picture supplied by Stephen Teap /Facebook

The widower of a woman not told about missed cancer warnings has welcomed the departure of Tony O’Brien as HSE director general and expressed shock at(...)

Speaking after a Cabinet meeting on Friday afternoon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted he first became aware of three memos circulated to HSE management in 2016 on the background to cervical screening audit findings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy but admitted words cannot ease the anguish these women ar(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was given an incorrect smear test result and who now has terminal cancer. “The Government need to go,” she said. “They’re not actually capable of minding us, and that is their job.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The resignation of Tony O’Brien as director general of the Health Service Executive has been welcomed by two women who were given incorrect smear test(...)

Departing HSE chief Tony O’ Brien. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Memos provided to the departing head of the HSE on the background to the cervical screening audits are “devastating” and show that a strategy of conta(...)

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(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said his “world began to slow down and then stop’’ when he heard the RTÉ Radio Morning Ireland interview with Emma Mhic Mhathúna on Thursday.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said his “world began to slow down and then stop’’ when he heard a radio interview with Emma Mhic Mhathúna on(...)

Outgoing HSE  Director General Tony O’ Brien who discussed told Public Accounts Committee he had received a briefing note from national director for health and well-being Stephanie O’Keefe. Photograph: Collins

HSE chief Tony O’Brien has said he was told in 2016 that the results of audit findings in relation to who developed cervical cancer were to be communi(...)

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