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 (...)

Leo Varadkar said that sometimes decisions were taken ‘often from the heart rather than the head’. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted that the decision to offer free smear tests to reassure women in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy was don(...)

HSE interim director general Anne O’Connor is unable to give a date for the introduction of the new testing service. Photograph: Alan Betson

The introduction of a new, more accurate test for cervical cancer is being delayed by a massive backlog of smear tests, an Oireachtas committee has he(...)

Ruth Morrissey has sued the HSE and two US laboratories over alleged misreading of her cervical smear slides in 2009 and 2012.   File photograph: Collins Courts

There are not enough judges to hear the cases of women suing over alleged misreading of their CervicalCheck smear slides, a High Court judge warned on(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was ‘not in the business of having bets on the floor of the Dáil’.

The scheme to provide ex-gratia payments to the women affected in the CervicalCheck controversy is expected to be “up and running within weeks”, the D(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said: “This is about full transparency and it is about correcting a mistake that shouldn’t have happened.” File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted the Government is not hiding problems in the cervical cancer screening programme controversy. He said details abo(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the offer of free smear tests ended in December. File photograph: Getty Images

The delay in providing women with smear test results has risen to 22 weeks, prompting claims the CervicalCheck screening programme is in jeopardy. As(...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

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