Vicky Phelan

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Vicky Phelan has urged Simon Harris to provide assurances on how the adversarial nature of the proposals could be minimised. Photograph:  Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The cost of establishing and operating the proposed new tribunal for dealing with the cases of women affected by the cervical screening controversy wi(...)

Vicky Phelan, the cancer patient whose case triggered the cervical cancer screening controversy in Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Women are having to wait 18 weeks and longer for the results of their smear tests for cervical cancer, three times longer than normal, according to Ce(...)

The deal between the HSE and the two labs will see the State effectively insourcing some of the work of examining smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The outline deal reached between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the two main laboratories carrying out testing for CervicalCheck has removed a(...)

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 remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s plain wooden coffin was carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for her funeral Mass on Wednesday, Barry Kerr’s uileann(...)

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(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him ‘embarrassed’ for his own medical profession. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him “embarrassed” for his own medical profession. However, he added that he d(...)

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