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(...)

Emma MhicMhathuna has said the delay by the HSE in sending files to the scoping inquiry ‘shows how incompetent they are’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The number of women affected by the cervical screening scandal is likely to increase significantly. To date the HSE has identified 209 women for whom(...)

Vicky Phelan who settled a High Court action after her cancer was missed in a smear test three years before she was diagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Health Service Executive has continued to defend a policy of delaying the disclosure of information to patients claiming that consideration must b(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: to chair an  independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned State organisations not to obstruct the work of the independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controversy. H(...)

“We need those slides and we need them now,” said Caoimhe Haughey. File photograph: Getty Images

A solicitor representing the family of a woman who died from cervical cancer intends to ask the High Court for orders against the HSE, State Claims Ag(...)

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