Stephen Teap

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Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene died from cervical cancer, with sons Noah and Oscar. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

“Noah was born on that tile there in a home birth – it’s a lovely memory and I’ll tell him in time,” says Stephen Teap. “But it’s a house of mixed emo(...)

Vicky and Jim Phelan leaving the Four Courts after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action for damages in April. Photograph: Collins Courts

Vicky Phelan, whose story brought the CervicalCheck scandal to light, has said the fines facing healthcare providers for poor performance under propos(...)

Lorraine Walsh: “Imagine seven surgeries to try and preserve fertility and allow us to have the children we so desperately longed for, followed by failed IVF because the surgery depleted my ovarian reserve due to compromised blood supply.”  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“I can’t imagine what you must be going through” is what Galway woman Lorraine Walsh has generally heard when she has told people she is one of the wo(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who led the Government scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two patient representatives on a Government panel in charge of overseeing changes to screening in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal have denounced(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: his inquiry will not be able to meet its deadline of a final report by the end of June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State organisations have been strongly criticised for delays in provide documentation to an independent inquiry examining the CervicalCheck controvers(...)

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(...)

Oireachtas visit: Vicky Phelan gave evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What have we learned some three weeks into the ongoing CervicalCheck controversy? With details still emerging, there is a pervasive fear of further ba(...)

Stephanie O’Keeffe, the HSE’s national director of health and wellbeing, said she did not know most patients were not being told about issues with smear tests until Vicky  Phelan’s case emerged. File photograph: Aidan Crawley.

CervicalCheck committed an “error in not closing out the loop” when it failed to inform women about a clinical audit showing incorrect false negative (...)

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(...)

It’s an opinion poll day. Today The Irish Times publishes its last opinion poll of the campaign with just over a week to go. The results confirm what (...)

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