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A coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cell of a cervical carcinoma. File photograph: Getty Images

The terminally ill woman who on Friday settled her legal action over incorrect smear tests only received a call back from the Health Service Executive(...)

A total of 204 women have made requests seeking their medical records. However, only 116 of the files have been handed over.  File photograph:  Frank Miller

Eighty-eight women have yet to receive their medical files from CervicalCheck, it has been confirmed. Figures released by the National Screening Serv(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been sent a lengthy submission on abortion legislation by Solidarity/People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger.

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has called on the Government to remove the three-day waiting period from the proposed abortion legislation. Ms Coppinger(...)

The practice of sending smear tests to the US has been criticised in recent weeks as the CervicalCheck controversy came to light. Photograph: Getty Images.

A US-based laboratory has been paid more than €6.5 million over the past two years to analyse smear tests for CervicalCheck, the State’s cervical canc(...)

Nama sold its Northern Ireland property loans portfolio, Project Eagle, to US company Cerberus in 2014 for some €1.6billion. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee has been given an 800-page dossier containing a number of serious allegations about Nama’s sale of Project Ea(...)

 Minister for Health, Simon Harris: addresses criticisms levelled at the people who gathered in Dublin Castle for the referendum result.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Abortion services will be introduced in January, despite a delay in introducing legislation, Minister for Health Simon Harris has pledged. Three le(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross singled out Independent Senator Michael McDowell, who has been a vocal opponent of the measures. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to reform the manner in which judges are appointed has passed second stage in the Seanad. The Judicial Appointments Bill, which has been (...)

The Government should consider whether it is appropriate to provide homeless families with emergency accommodation if they have refused Housing Assist(...)

Ulster Bank’s interim chief executive, Paul Stanley, will update the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday on a range of issues concerning the lender. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ulster Bank executives will tell the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday that the size of its branch network remains “under constant review” as cu(...)

Article 41.2 of the Constitution says the State “recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. File photograph: Getty Images

An 81-year Constitutional provision prioritising women’s domestic role is set to be deleted within months. The Cabinet will on Tuesday agree to hold (...)

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