MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith: his report urged the HSE to move quickly to ensure CervicalCheck becomes a well-structured, strongly-led organisation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Approximately 400 women whose cervical smear test results were delayed for months in the latest cancer screening controversy, have this week received (...)

Lorraine Walsh, whose test results were misdiagnosed, and Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene Teap died of cervical cancer, represent the 221+ patient group that met with Mr Varadkar and Mr Harris. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris have met cervical cancer campaigners about a formal State apology to the women and familie(...)

President of DCU Prof Brian MacCraith (right), alongside HSE director Paul Reid, found that the almost total reliance on a single international supplier of laboratory services for the CervicalCheck national cancer screening programme was a source of ‘significant fragility’ for the programme. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The contract awarded to US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory to deal with the backlog of cervical smear tests was given without proper due diligence (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Alan Betson

What is the latest problem with CervicalCheck? Essentially, the IT system at the US-based Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly, Virginia – which(...)

Screening results were either delayed or not issued to 800 women and their GPs because of an IT issue at a US laboratory, Quest Diagnostics in Chantilly, Virginia. File photograph: Getty

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he learned only last week of the computer glitch that resulted in hundreds of women not receiving results of(...)

‘Concern with the latest CervicalCheck problem is what it says about open disclosure. Photograph: Getty

What’s the latest problem with CervicalCheck? It’s primarily a problem (yet again) of failed communication. A computer glitch at a Quest Diagnostics (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: according to his report, disclosure of the audit occurred in just 43 cases. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

At least 120 women who were not told of an audit of their smear tests under the CervicalCheck screening programme are to receive ex-gratia payments of(...)

Ruth Morrisse’s solicitor said on Monday his client had still not been told directly about the State Claims Agency’s appeal. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The State Claims Agency has formally appealed the High Court judgment in the Ruth Morrissey case but says its action will have no impact on her €2.1 m(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

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