Oireachtas visit: Vicky Phelan gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What have we learned some three weeks into the ongoing CervicalCheck controversy? With details still emerging, there is a pervasive fear of further ba(...)

John Connaghan apologised on behalf of the HSE and the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: HSE.ie/Youtube

If there is a requirement to hold individuals to account personally arising from the cervical screening controversy, it will happen, the new interim h(...)

In the wake of this controversy, politicians from across the political divide might reflect on what is required to remedy the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

Vicky Phelan, Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Stephen Teap (husband of Irene) have consistently called for management and political accountability for the heal(...)

CervicalCheck: the HSE said its screening programme is safe and effective and that its three laboratories “are operating within expected international standards”. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

General practitioners have been told by the Health Service Executive that an “urgent new screening test is not clinically indicated” for women concern(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna (37), the mother of five from Ballydavid, Dingle, Co Kerry, who has a terminal cancer diagnosis and was one of the women who were wrongly told they had normal smear tests through the CervicalCheck screening programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was diagnosed last week with terminal cancer, has called on the women who received incorrect smear test results through the Ce(...)

Paul Reck with his wife Catherine, who dies from cancer in 2012 after a delayed diagnosis.

The daughter of a woman who died from cancer after receiving incorrect smear test results says she feels “robbed” of her mother. Grace Rattigan took (...)

Stephen and Irene Teap with their two children Noah, age 3 and Oscar, age 5. Irene Teap died last year after receiving incorrect cervical cancer screening results. Picture supplied by Stephen Teap /Facebook

The widower of a woman not told about missed cancer warnings has welcomed the departure of Tony O’Brien as HSE director general and expressed shock at(...)

Speaking after a Cabinet meeting on Friday afternoon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted he first became aware of three memos circulated to HSE management in 2016 on the background to cervical screening audit findings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy but admitted words cannot ease the anguish these women ar(...)

 Dr Nick Flynn has two clinics in Cork city: “The response in both practices is like night and day.”

Dr Nick Flynn has two practices in Cork city, one in Hollyhill serving some of the most economically-deprived districts in the city, and the other in (...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who was given an incorrect smear test result and who now has terminal cancer. “The Government need to go,” she said. “They’re not actually capable of minding us, and that is their job.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The resignation of Tony O’Brien as director general of the Health Service Executive has been welcomed by two women who were given incorrect smear test(...)

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