Vicky Phelan

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GAA Annual Congress, Croke Park, Dublin 24/2/2018 Chairperson of the Cork County Board, Tracey Kennedy speaks to congress Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

“It’s an emotional time for anyone for who’s been in that situation when you see the poor women who have died and are dying as a result of errors - at(...)

Vicky Phelan said  John Gleeson still had questions to answer about his role in the failure to tell affected women and to conceal audit results from the families of patients who had died. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck gave instructions that a reference to “open disclosure” in letters to doctors, telling them about audits showing patients’ incorrect sme(...)

Oireachtas visit: Vicky Phelan gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What have we learned some three weeks into the ongoing CervicalCheck controversy? With details still emerging, there is a pervasive fear of further ba(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar claimed in Friday that more and more women were importing pills online because of the current abortion laws in Ireland. Photograph: Collins

It will only be a matter of time before a woman bleeds to death if the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment is defeated, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar h(...)

The Government’s approval ratings have slumped in recent weeks, with a large decline among women in the wake of the cervical cancer screening scandal.(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly expressed dismay that the only achievement in six months since a colposcopists’ meeting in terms of informing women about the clinical audit was “a leaflet” for patients.

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as recently as last March to send out to women with cervical cancer to ask if they wanted to receive details of a(...)

Stephanie O’Keeffe, the HSE’s national director of health and wellbeing, said she did not know most patients were not being told about issues with smear tests until Vicky  Phelan’s case emerged. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

CervicalCheck committed an “error in not closing out the loop” when it failed to inform women about a clinical audit showing incorrect false negative (...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as late as March 2018 that it planned to send to women with cervical cancer to see if they wanted the option of r(...)

Blogger Nikola Barrett, who is organising the protest in Cork, said the idea for the event there came from women responding to her posts about the scandal on her Facebook page. File photograph: Nikola Barrett/Twitter

Rallies are to be held in Cork, Dublin and Wicklow at the weekend to highlight public anger over the cervical smear test controversy. Blogger Nikola (...)

Limerick woman Vicky Phelan who last month settled her legal action against a US laboratory for €2.5m. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Two more women have taken legal action against the Health Service Executive and laboratories over alleged delays relating to identifying abnormalities(...)

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