Vicky Phelan

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“I do not look like a sick person… It doesn’t take away from the fact that I have about 10 tumours in my body,” Vicky Phelan said. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan will travel to the United States on Sunday for experimental cancer treatment. The Limerick woman will spend at (...)

When a woman in a screening programme develops cancer her previous slides are reviewed and abnormalities can be found. File photograph: Getty

Cancer screening will no longer be viable if the total cost of related court payouts exceeds the cost of running the programmes, the clinical director(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

The issue of recurring illness is among several criticisms of the tribunal process which have been raised by the 221+ group in recent weeks. File photograph: Getty

Ministers have been warned that conceding on a key demand from a support group for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy could force liabili(...)

Patricia Carrick, who settled a case against the HSE after her cancer diagnosis was missed. Photograph : Ciaran MacChoncarraige

Patricia Carrick, a mother of four who was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a previous smear test was incorrectly read, has died at the age of 51.(...)

Vicky Phelan says she supports People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s push for assisted dying legislation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan is considering a six month move to the US to take part in an experimental drug trial. Ms Phelan, who recent(...)

Chairman: Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The RTÉ presenter, who is leaving his TV chatshow for a new programme with Zig and Zag, says his working-class roots make him crave security and fe(...)

The Irish Hospice Foundation said there needs to be ‘a considered forum to thoroughly examine the proposed legislation’ on assisted dying. File photograph: Getty

The debate around legislation to allow people with terminal illnesses decide the timing of their death must be “robust and balanced”, the Irish Hospic(...)

Vicky Phelan: “Women do not survive if it comes back. That’s all we’re asking for, is to allow those women who are taking cases who are currently cancer free, who are in remission to be allowed to go back [to the tribunal] if their cancer comes back,” she told RTÉ’s Drive Time programme on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she must continue looking for cancer treatment options after discovering a new tumour in her lung. Th(...)

Vicky Phelan: said “the Minister should not have signed the order last week allowing the tribunal to be established”, adding that it is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Collins

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan said she feels “betrayed” after claiming Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has formally established the Cervi(...)

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