Dr Gabriel Scally’s CervicalCheck report made 170 recommendations. File photograph: The Irish Times

Public health expert Dr Gabriel Scally will provide one final report on reforming the CervicalCheck cancer-screening programme, the Department of Heal(...)

Dr Nóirín Russell, CervicalCheck clinical director, says ‘there’s a very very real risk that if the environment doesn’t change, we won’t have a screening programme’.

A lack of trust in screening programmes is causing women with cervical cancer to put their lives and health at risk, CervicalCheck officials have warn(...)

The tribunal was established to allow an alternative to going to court for claims arising out of the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: iStock

The CervicalCheck Tribunal has yet to receive a claim, more than two months after it started work and two years after the Government decided to set it(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, said a lot of work had been done  so that lessons could be learned from the experience of women who had been harmed and who had ‘reasonable questions’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan says he has “a huge amount of regret” over the harm done to women in the CervicalCheck controversy. He specifie(...)

When a woman in a screening programme develops cancer her previous slides are reviewed and abnormalities can be found. File photograph: Getty

Cancer screening will no longer be viable if the total cost of related court payouts exceeds the cost of running the programmes, the clinical director(...)

‘It is understood Stephen Donnelly committed to finding a way of addressing the issue of statute of limitations in conjunction with the attorney general. However, some members of the support group felt there was not enough detail yet to justify holding further meetings with the Minister.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The CervicalCheck tribunal has started its work today and is accepting claims from affected women for the first time. A decision was made at the week(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly met members of 221 Plus in September to discuss issues about how the CervicalCheck  tribunal would operate. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The whole point of the CervicalCheck tribunal was to provide women with a quicker and less adversarial alternative to lengthy and confrontational cou(...)

Vicky Phelan: seeking changes to the planned CervicalCheck tribunal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has warned women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy that laboratories could walk away from a planned tribu(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: received letter last week from 221+ group.   Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

A support group representing women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy has privately called on the Government to “do better” in addressing growi(...)

Report author Prof Susan O’Reilly: “Ireland is unique internationally in regard to the litigation environment and the potential for harm to its current and future screening programmes.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 400 women who have contracted cervical cancer will be entitled to a review by the CervicalCheck programme of their cases, according to the auth(...)

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