Vicky Phelan

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Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Vicky Phelan sys she has not retired from her campaigning role, but is taking step back. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she is to pull back from campaigning to focus on her health and her family. The Limerick mother of two(...)

Members of the Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group.outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s house last weekend. Photograph: Facebook

Minister for Health Simon Harris said protesters who gathered outside his house last weekend used his wife and baby to identify which house was his. (...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

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 (...)

Vicky  Phelan initially funded her own treatment with Pembro and then had it funded by the State.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

All women with cervical cancer are to be given access to the immunotherapy drug Pembro provided their doctors recommend the treatment. The decision e(...)

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(...)

Orla Church, who died on Saturday at the Mater Private hospital. Photograph: RTÉ Liveline Callback

A court hearing in the case of Orla Church, one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, is to be postponed to allow for her funeral t(...)

Orla Church, one of the women at the centre of the cervical screening controversy has died just days after her case returned to the High Court. Photograph RTÉ Liveline Callback

One of the women at the centre of the cervical screening controversy has died just days after her case returned to the High Court. Orla Church (55), (...)

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