Vicky Phelan

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A online post by Peter McDonnell Legal

The CervicalCheck controversy has caused huge distress to hundreds of women, damaged the reputation of the country’s vital screening programmes and lo(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

1: Scally scoping inquiry Public health specialist Dr Gabriel Scally was appointed in May to chair an independent scoping inquiry to establish the fa(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan  with their solicitor, Cian O’Carroll, leave the Four Courts Tuesday after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

When the cervical cancer controversy first broke with news of the Vicky Phelan case back in May, there was a huge public reaction to the tragic circum(...)

Vicky Phelan  at Government Buildings on Wednesday: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris have been criticised for dragging their feet. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Health has said there is no basis for a claim most of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy were the victims of ne(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey pictured at the Four Courts last week where she is taking a legal action over the alleged misreading of her cervical smear tests. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he is angry and upset that a woman with two forms of cancer, Ruth Morrissey, had to take her legal action over t(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government buildings on Wednesday afternoon following her meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has asked a High Court judge to examine alternative approaches to compensation, including a redress scheme, for women affected by the c(...)

Vicky Phelan is to meet the Taoiseach regarding the CervicalCheck debacle. Photograph: CourtPix

The Government is preparing proposals for a redress scheme for women affected by mistakes in cervical cancer screening but is concerned that the costs(...)

Vicky Phelan is to meet the Taoiseach regarding the CervicalCheck debacle. Photograph: CourtPix

The “vast, vast majority” of the 221 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy had their screenings misread through negligence, a solicitor for (...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan with solicitor Cian O’Carroll in April, following the announcement of Ms Phelan’s High Court settlement. Photograph: Collins Courts

Fourteen new cases involving women affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have been lodged in the High Court over the past month. (...)

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