Labour’s Alan Kelly photographs Vicky Phelan and Stephen Teap, who were presented with the Jo Cox Award by Labour Women at the Labour Party Conference earlier today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jail sentences, the withholding of pensions and other measures should be among the sanctions considered to make public sector workers more accountable(...)

Vicky Phelan at Government Buildings in Dublin in August of this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Cervical cancer victim and campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she believes she would now be dead or close to death had she taken medical advice to under(...)

The HSE objective in the preliminary scoping exercise is “to determine whether there are people who have a case to answer”. File photograph: Getty Images

A review team commissioned by the Health Service Executive to determine if staff should face disciplinary action over the cervical screening controver(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has apologised in the Dáil to women affected by lengthy delays in getting results to smear test in the wake of the CervicalChec(...)

A file image of Vicky Phelan at Government Buildings following a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A tribunal should be established to hear and determine claims arising out of the CervicalCheck controversy, according to a report published on Tuesday(...)

The remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna pass Government Buildings on Merrion Street, Dublin following her funeral Mass on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The number of women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal is likely to increase beyond the 221 women currently identified by the Health Service Execut(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally said in his report  that the decision to view 18 months as the cut-off for clinical impact was ‘undoubtedly flawed, and it is hard to see the logic for this’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The news that the number of women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy may be higher than the 221 people currently identified is likely to cause (...)

The funeral procession of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Dublin on Wednesday for the funeral cortege of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a high-profile campaigner in the Cervical(...)

Layla the dog at a protest in support of the 209 women affected by the Cervical Check scandal  at Leinster House in May. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

About 30 women who had been diagnosed with a type of cervical cancer have contacted the Health Service Executive with concerns after they were written(...)

Adrienne Cullen: “I trust the integrity of the investigators.” Photograph: Judith Jockel

A Dutch hospital has announced an investigation into how an Irish woman’s cancer diagnosis lay on her file for two years before she was told. Adrienn(...)

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