Orla Church, one of the women at the centre of the cervical screening controversy has died just days after her case returned to the High Court. Photograph RTÉ Liveline Callback

One of the women at the centre of the cervical screening controversy has died just days after her case returned to the High Court. Orla Church (55), (...)

Mediation talks will take place on Friday between the legal teams representing Orla Church and the HSE and US laboratory Quest Diagnostics.  The defendants have denied the claims. Photograph: Getty Images

A 55-year-old Dublin woman with cancer who has sued over alleged misinterpretation of her CervicalCheck smears has agreed to enter mediation talks. (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said more than 1,000 women who had cervical cancer had now signed up to a review of their slides by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has to do “a lot more” in relation to cervical cancer patients, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. Mr Harris has also def(...)

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar “doesn’t inspire me with confidence”. Photograph: Collins Courts

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has strongly criticised the Taoiseach over the Government’s response to the needs of cervical cancer patients (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who carried out a  scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening programme earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The offer of a free repeat smear test for women concerned following the CervicalCheck controversy will come to and end next week as the HSE continues (...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: to consider the establishment of an ex-gratia compensatory scheme.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has agreed to set up an independent statutory tribunal to deal with claims arising from the CervicalCheck controversy. Ms Justice Mary(...)

Adrienne Cullen: “By the time my results were found by accident two years later, I had a large tumour, and treatment was too late to cure me. I am now terminally ill.”

When you are damaged by a hospital, as I was, you are invariably told that what happened was unique to your case. You’re a “one-off”. Lessons have bee(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathuna, the mother of five from Ballydavid, Dingle Co Kerry who died earlier this year as a result of cervical cancer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

With cancer overtaking heart disease as the most common cause of death, a significant milestone in Irish public health has been reached. According to (...)

The HSE said it had set up a client services unit in the National Screening Service to “ensure the timely provision of cervical screening records to women or their legal representatives”.

At least 18 women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are still waiting to receive their slides back from laboratories, it has emerged. And sol(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has asked the Medicines Management Programme to look at putting measures in place to expand access to Pembro. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women with cervical cancer will get access to a potentially life-saving drug under new plans being brought forward by the Minister for Health. “Pemb(...)

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