Eileen Rushe with her mother, Mary Rushe, at the Four Courts, Dublin, last March following settlement of her case. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A cervical cancer patient who received an undisclosed sum in damages from the Health Service Executive for failings in her care has spent some of the (...)

Vicky Phelan says undergoing cancer treatment alone in the US has been ‘very hard’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said the time she has spent undergoing treatment through a clinical trial in the United States has been the (...)

Payments in respect of cervical check compensation  will not be taken into account when assessing your financial means.

I am one of the women affected by the Cervical Check failings. This will be due to be settled in the next few months. I am currently on disability a(...)

Labour Party leader Alan Kelly claimed the CervicalCheck Tribunal will be ‘an expensive waste of time’.

Labour leader Alan Kelly has expressed concern at the length of time being taken to decide on the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in(...)

The boost in appointments comes just one month after CervicalCheck’s clinical director warned women were putting their lives and health at risk due to a lack of trust in the screening service. Photograph: iStock

Almost 30,000 women attended cervical smear appointments last month, the highest monthly attendance since October 2018, according to the clinical dire(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally was appointed to carry out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dr Gabriel Scally has said he has not personally been paid any fees for his work leading the inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal. It had been repo(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet  to extend the medical cards

The Government has agreed to extend the medical cards of family members of women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy by five years. It had been(...)

Stephen Donnelly: he is expected to bring a memo to the weekly Cabinet meeting to extend the medical cards which were due to expire

The Cabinet is expected to agree a three-year extension to medical cards of dependants and family members of women affected by the CervicalCheck contr(...)

Vicky Phelan, Stephen Teap and Lorraine Walsh at  the formal launch of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It should be a good news story: a women’s health service, led by women, using new technology to screen for cervical cancer, and saving up to 100 lives(...)

Joan Lucey:  died last Friday, just hours after the HSE and the laboratories agreed to begin mediation.

The family of a woman who died before a mediation of her High Court case over cervical smear slides taken 10 years ago are to continue her action. Jo(...)

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