CervicalCheck campaigners leaving Leinster House on the day the Taoiseach made a formal State apology to those affected. File photograph: Tom Honan

A HSE-commissioned preliminary review of whether any health service staff should face disciplinary action over the cervical screening controversy has (...)

CervicalCheck campaigners led by Lorraine Walsh, Stephen Teap and Vicky Phelan leaving  Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s claim during his Dáil apology on the CervicalCheck controversy that women were subject to “deceit” has caused concern among s(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, speaking at the launch of his report into the CervicalCheck scandal said he found “problems in each and every one of the areas” he looked at. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Deceit, according to one dictionary definition, “is behaviour that is deliberately intended to make people believe something which is not true”. The s(...)

Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan  leaving at Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The public gallery was packed with women let down by the system. They were waiting to hear acknowledgement from the Taoiseach in the national parliame(...)

Stephen Teap, Vicky Phelan and Lorraine Walsh arrive to hear Taoiseach Leo Varadkar make an apology on behalf to the State. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Vicky Phelan, the Limerick woman who became a campaigner over the CervicalCheck controversy, described the number of politicians who attended the Stat(...)

Vicky Phelan pictured arriving at Leinster House. Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has delivered a State apology in the Dáil to the women and their families impacted by the cervical smear test controversy. Con(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to make a formal State apology on Tuesday to women and their families who have been affected by the controversy over cervical smear test results. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to make a formal State apology on Tuesday to women and their families who have been affected by the controversy over cer(...)

Labour health spokesman Alan Kelly claimed there was a “direct contradiction” between the evidence given by CervicalCheck representatives to previous meetings of the committee and the direct experience of women. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

TDs have called on CervicalCheck to explain why women who had smear tests done privately due to a backlog in the public screening service were later e(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna,  a mother of five children, died on October 7th last year, at the age of 37. File photograph: Domnick Walsh

The family of the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna has said that she was a “strong and courageous lady and will be remembered as such”. Ms Mhic Mhathúna, one (...)

The system for dealing with medical errors in the Republic is deeply flawed, according to CervicalCheck report author, Dr Gabriel Scally. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The system for dealing with medical errors in the Republic is deeply flawed, according to CervicalCheck report author Dr Gabriel Scally. In scathing c(...)

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