Gabriel Scally

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Dr Gabriel Scally: found it “disappointing and unclear” why records prepared in electronic form were not handed over in that format, making it impossible to search them. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women and family members affected by the CervicalCheck cancer screening controversy have criticised the Health Service Executive’s late release of doc(...)

Controversy came to light after terminally ill Limerick woman Vicky Phelan (above) settled a High Court action last month. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has agreed to provide an immediate ex-gratia payment of €2,000 to each woman affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. The Cabinet on(...)

Vicky Phelan and Stephen Teap arriving at  Leinster House on Wednesday afertnoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The acting head of the health service has told terminally-ill Limerick woman Vicky Phelan who brought the CervicalCheck controversy to light that he i(...)

Vicky Phelan won a €2.5 million settlement after she received incorrect smear test results which failed to diagnose her with cervical cancer. Photograph: Collins Courts

The chairmen of two Oireachtas Committees have clashed over which committee should examine the CervicalCheck controversy. Dr Michael Harty, Independe(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is carrying out  a scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme: ‘Some key individuals and organisations are being distracted by the necessity of preparing to appear before committees.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government may look to appoint a new chairperson-designate for the HSE who will have a significant executive role in running the health authority(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, the independent chair of a scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The Department of Health was aware of CervicalCheck’s policy not to inform patients of the outcomes of reviews of their cases when it was clear it “ma(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: locals in his home town of Greystones will meet on Sunday at 2pm at the South Beach Car Park to protest at the healthcare failures, Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Protests over the CervicalCheck screening controversy have been planned this weekend in Dublin and in the home town of Minister for Health Simon Harri(...)

The PAC’s vice-chairman, Labour TD Alan Kelly, insisted that its work would continue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is on a collision course with the Public Accounts Committee over PAC plans to proceed with its own inquiries into the CervicalCheck sca(...)

Chief medical officer  Dr Tony Holohan: both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris  expressed confidence in the Government’s most senior adviser on health matters.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Taoiseach has backed the State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan after it emerged he received memos in 2016 showing delays in women with can(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally will engage directly with  affected women or their next of kin as part of the inquiry into the smear test scandal.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

How to investigate why dozens of women received false smear tests and why they were not told about them – and how to conduct that investigation quickl(...)

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