Vicky Phelan

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Pat Kenny’s interview with the   CEO of emigrant support charity Safe Home Ireland  turns into an unexpectedly spirited encounter

In a week when much radio coverage is given to the disproportionately high number of pupils from affluent areas entering third-level education, Pat Ke(...)

Labour Party health spokesman Alan Kelly outside the Dáil with cervical cancer patients Vicky Phelan, Tracey Brennan  and Áine Morgan, who are calling for the drug Pembro to be provided by the HSE. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Campaigner Vicky Phelan and two other women diagnosed with cervical cancer have called for the Government to provide equal access to a new drug Pembro(...)

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories, it has emerged. And sol(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the Medicines Management Programme to look at putting measures in place to expand access to Pembro. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women with cervical cancer will get access to a potentially life-saving drug under new plans being brought forward by the Minister for Health. “Pemb(...)

A Government decision to fund lifesaving cancer drugs for the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy while withholding it from other women with the disease will ‘explode in everyone’s face’, according to Labour TD Alan Kelly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Government decision to fund lifesaving cancer drugs for the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy while withholding it from other wom(...)

Vicky Phelan: calls on women to advocate for themselves: “by beginning to ask questions about their bodies, about their health, about their care”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Cervical cancer victim and campaigner Vicky Phelan has achieved so much in the face of adversity. Her advocacy is remarkable, especially when you con(...)

Vicky Phelan with her husband Jim, daughter  Amelia and son Darragh, after turning on the Christmas lights in Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin True Media

Vicky Phelan, who highlighted the CervicalCheck scandal, has been named by the BBC as one of its 100 inspiring and influential women from around the w(...)

The HSE says many women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are not consenting to participate in a review by the UK’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The HSE is to carry out a new audit of the woman affected by the CevicalCheck controversy despite the Government having commissioned a wider review by(...)

“She said to me once, ‘What if we hadn’t made the decision to come back to Ireland in 2007 – would things have been different?’,” says Tony O’Reilly of his late wife Julie, above

Twenty women caught up in the controversy over the CervicalCheck cancer screening programme have so far died. Some of them have become well-known, not(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of Health needs to change.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of He(...)

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