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“There is simply no excuse for the failure of the health services to inform women that they were the subject of false negative results as part of the CervicalCheck screening programme.” File photograph: Getty Images

It is not too difficult to understand why Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took it on himself to pledge last May that women involved in the cervical cancer cont(...)

Paul and Ruth Morrissey, of Kylemore, Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen, Co Limerick, at the Four Courts on Thursday, the second day of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

The husband of a Limerick woman who has cancer, and is suing over alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smears, broke down while telling the High(...)

What could an Irish strategic plan for AI comprise? Photograph: Getty Images

The cancer-screening controversy resulting from the CervicalCheck debacle has devastated lives. It has also badly damaged the reputation of some healt(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dáil prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After two weeks of political uproar over the CervicalCheck controversy, the Government announced a special package of supports for the women affected (...)

Cervical-cancer controversy: the Taoiseach said he and Minister for Health Simon Harris are finding out facts at the same time as the public. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The drip-by-drip way the cervical-cancer-screening scandal continues to unfold is “not desirable”, according to the Taoiseach, who said on Monday that(...)

CervicalCheck: the HSE said its screening programme is safe and effective and that its three laboratories “are operating within expected international standards”. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

General practitioners have been told by the Health Service Executive that an “urgent new screening test is not clinically indicated” for women concern(...)

Paul Reck, widow of Catherine Reck (pictured), one of 17 women who were given incorrect clear cervical smear test results, but who later developed cervical cancer and died. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The husband of one of 17 women who died without being told an audit had found her clear cervical cancer smear test had been misread, said his family h(...)

Emma Ní Mhathúna, pictured  above  in a HSE promotional video for the HPV vaccine, was told by her doctor  the smear results from a test in 2013 were incorrect.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a 37-year-old mother of five diagnosed with cancer, has said she is one of the women caught up in the cervical cancer screening co(...)

A spokeswoman for the HSE said the CervicalCheck helpline is “experiencing a very high volume of calls

Several women have reported frustration with the CervicalCheck helpline, which was set up following the cervical cancer screening scandal. Women look(...)

Rebecca O’Malley and Karl Henry, whose wife Anne Moriarty died after a cancer misdiagnosis, on their way to meet then minister for health Mary Harney in 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller

Rebecca O’Malley, the woman at the centre of a major breast cancer diagnosis scandal several years ago, has expressed shock at the current cervical ca(...)

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