About 15 per cent of samples will test positive for HPV and these will be prioritised for examination under the microscope. Photograph: iStock

The main Irish laboratory used by CervicalCheck is to stop accepting new smears from GPs as part of arrangements to clear the 80,000 backlog in the pr(...)

Vicky Phelan arrives at the Department of the Taoiseach in Dublin for a meeting with Leo Varadkar to raise concerns about the Government’s handling of the CervicalCheck scandal.

Vicky Phelan has criticised Leo Varadkar and his Government for “unacceptable delays” in dealing with the fallout from the CervicalCheck controversy. (...)

Vicky Phelan was awarded €2.5 million against a US testing lab over the alleged misreading of her smear tests under the CervicalCheck programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Twelve months ago today, a Limerick mother of two stood in bright sunshine on the steps of the Four Courts following the settlement of her case. “The(...)

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(...)

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