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(...)

‘It is understood Stephen Donnelly committed to finding a way of addressing the issue of statute of limitations in conjunction with the attorney general. However, some members of the support group felt there was not enough detail yet to justify holding further meetings with the Minister.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The CervicalCheck tribunal has started its work today and is accepting claims from affected women for the first time. A decision was made at the week(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly met members of 221 Plus in September to discuss issues about how the CervicalCheck  tribunal would operate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The whole point of the CervicalCheck tribunal was to provide women with a quicker and less adversarial alternative to lengthy and confrontational cou(...)

Vicky Phelan: seeking changes to the planned CervicalCheck tribunal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has warned women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy that laboratories could walk away from a planned tribu(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: received letter last week from 221+ group.   Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

A support group representing women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has privately called on the Government to “do better” in addressing growi(...)

Report author Prof Susan O’Reilly: “Ireland is unique internationally in regard to the litigation environment and the potential for harm to its current and future screening programmes.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 400 women who have contracted cervical cancer will be entitled to a review by the CervicalCheck programme of their cases, according to the auth(...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan said the tribunal was ‘a slap in the face’ for the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The CervicalCheck Tribunal, which was due to start its work on Tuesday, has been postponed for “a number of days”, the Government said on Monday night(...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan said last week that the CervicalCheck tribunal is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the heart of the CervicalCheck screening controversy were two issues: allegations that smear tests had been negligently read in some cases; and a f(...)

 Vicky Phelan:  she has said  the CervicalCheck tribunal is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party has raised “serious concerns” around the CervicalCheck tribunal which is due to start its work on Tuesday. A party source confirmed t(...)

CervicalCheck’s clinical director, Dr Nóirín Russell, says people are afraid to  come into healthcare settings because of fear of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

Somewhere in Ireland today a woman will learn that she has cervical cancer. Two women will probably die from it this week. The names of those who have(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »