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The private correspondence was submitted in the High Court case taken by Vicky Phelan, a 43-year-old Limerick mother of two with terminal cancer, who was not told about an incorrect 2011 smear test until September 2017. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several senior figures in the health service were aware of “concerns” with CervicalCheck’s approach to audits that uncovered incorrect smear test resu(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: “Under no circumstance should the other cases that I understand are in the system be fought in that same aggressive way.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Political leaders have demanded full accountability from the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health for the delay in informing women th(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan: Ms Phelan settled a High Court action for €2.5 million against a US laboratory over a 2011 smear test, which wrongly gave a negative result for cancer. Photograph:    CourtPix

The continuing uncertainty over the management of the CervicalCheck programme in light of revelations in the Vicky Phelan case this week has inevitabl(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan from Annacotty, Co Limerick, speaking to the media after securing a €2.5m settlement at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Doctors treating women who were wrongly given the all-clear from cancer were urged to exercise their “judgment” on whether to tell them about the misd(...)

A cervical cancer cell. Almost 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and up to 90 die from it.

One in four women over the age of 45 is not up to date with her cervical screening test, the head of the national cervical cancer screening service ha(...)

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