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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(...)

Leo Varadkar expressed his concern at the weekly meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party on Wednesday night.  File photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is disappointed about leaks to the media on Cabinet discussions. Mr Varadkar expressed his concern at the weekly m(...)

Emma Ní 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.

A 37-year-old mother of five diagnosed with cancer cancer and caught up in the current cancer screening controversy will undergo medical tests on Frid(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally will lead the inquiry into delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer. “If I find serious problems, I will certainly be pointing to those serious problems,” he says.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is divided over the future of the director general of the Health Service Executive, Tony O’Brien. Three Cabinet Ministers – Katherine(...)

HSE director-general Tony O’Brien: Minister for Health Simon Harris told his colleagues that, operationally, he believes it is best for O’Brien to see out his term to deal with the ongoing fallout from the CervicalCheck scandal. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nobody is willing to express confidence in Tony O’Brien, but most are willing to allow him see out his term as director-general of the HSE until it ef(...)

Tony O’Brien, director general of the Health Service Executive: role has salary of €192,000 a year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

An interim director general of the Health Service Executive will be appointed by the beginning of July although recruitment to find a full-time succes(...)

 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(...)

Cervical screening: the Government is to establish its inquiry on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The inquiry into the cervical screening controversy that the Government is to set up on Tuesday will examine the outsourcing of services to laboratori(...)

 HSE director general Tony O’Brien:   the Government has so far resisted calls for him  to resign

The Fianna Fáil front bench will meet on Tuesday to decide whether to support a planned Dáil motion of no confidence in HSE director general Tony O’Br(...)

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