Paul and Ruth Morrissey. Ms Morrissey was forced to take the witness stand for two days last week and deliver  personal testimony about her pain and the impact of her terminal illness on her young daughter. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Government is expected to review the mediation process in dealing with some cases of women caught up in the CervicalCheck screening controversy af(...)

“There is simply no excuse for the failure of the health services to inform women that they were the subject of false negative results as part of the CervicalCheck screening programme.” File photograph: Getty Images

It is not too difficult to understand why Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took it on himself to pledge last May that women involved in the cervical cancer cont(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “False negatives are part and parcel of screening and all of them are not negligence. Indeed, most of them are not negligent.” File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted he should have been clearer when he promised in May that no woman caught up in the CervicalCheck cancer screening (...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna at the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who has terminal cancer, is to move near Dublin where she is receiving medical treatment, the High Court has heard. Mr Justice Ke(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally had earlier criticised the HSE for a continuing delay in providing documentation to his investigation.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The chair of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has said his inquiry now appears to have access to documentation provided by the H(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna with solicitor Cian O’Carroll after the settlement announcement of a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has revealed that her cancer has spread to her brain. The mother of f(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring the Heads of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Cabinet is discussing proposed legislation that would oblige doctors to tell patients of “serious reportable safety incidents”. Minister for Hea(...)

Vicky Phelan said she had to push hard to get access to Pembrolizumab. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the country’s leading oncologists is calling on the Government to fund a trial of new drug Pembrolizumab for women with cervical cancer. Dr Da(...)

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cell of a cervical carcinoma. File photograph: Getty Images

The terminally ill woman who on Friday settled her legal action over incorrect smear tests only received a call back from the Health Service Executive(...)

The Health Service Executive  has dealt with more than 25,000 calls since the CervicalCheck crisis began. File photograph: Getty Images

A US laboratory contracted to carry out cancer screening for the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme specifically indemnified the State against errors invol(...)

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