Vicky Phelan

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Tributes have been paid to 26-year-old Laura Brennan who died on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 12 women a year will have been spared death from cervical cancer thanks to the advocacy of Laura Brennan along with other HPV vaccine campaigner(...)

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy pictured with HPV campaigner Laura Brennan who died aged 26 from cervical cancer. Photograph: Instagram

HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan (26) has saved “thousands” of women from getting cervical cancer, fellow campaigner Vicky Phelan has said. Payin(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting  over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

Access to medicines is always an emotive issue. If you’re a patient with a life-limiting condition, you’ll never understand why you cannot access a dr(...)

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(...)

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