The tribunal will be open to, among others, those who are part of the 221 group of women involved in the CervicalCheck audit. File photograph: Getty

The Government has approved new legislation to establish a tribunal which will hear claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet al(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris has come under political pressure for the decision to offer free smear tests in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior HSE officials are expected to visit Quest labs in the US in the coming days to examine extra laboratories where cervical smear tests will be se(...)

Women are now having to wait up to 33 weeks for the results of their smear tests, as the delays in the CervicalCheck programme reach record levels. Image: iStock.

Additional laboratories overseas have been found to process Irish women’s tests under the CervicalCheck programme and alleviate delays, now standing a(...)

A cervical cancer cell. The RCOG has been tasked with reviewing the screening history of women with cervical cancer and, in some cases, identifying the impact on their treatment.

Just over one-third of slides of women with cervical cancer have been transferred to a Government-ordered review by the Royal College of Obstetricians(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who last June recommended that women affected be given an interim ex-gratia payment of €2,000 each. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy will be able to apply for ex-gratia payments within weeks under a €5-million scheme appro(...)

Attorney General Séamus Woulfe has heard concerns about the CervicalCheck tribunal from senior judges. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Senior members of the judiciary have raised concerns with the Attorney General Séamus Woulfe over the proposed tribunal for women affected by the Cerv(...)

Michael Martin accused Simon Harris of attempting to destroy the reputation of the CervicalCheck team. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins/File

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health after Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin accused Simon Harris of attempting to destroy the (...)

The study is based on switching to a vaccine for girls that protects against nine strains of HPV;  the vaccine currently used in Ireland protects against only four strains. Photograph: iStock

Almost 2,500 cases of cervical cancer among Irish women could be prevented in the coming decades by scaling up vaccination and screening rates, accord(...)

Minister for Health first promised to introduce HPV testing last autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Opposition parties have assailed a “disastrous” Government decision to provide free out-of-cycle screening to women concerned about the CervicalCheck (...)

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