Vicky Phelan

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Vicky Phelan receiving treatment in America.

The day in January that Vicky Phelan left home to travel to Maryland, US for experimental cancer treatment to shrink her tumours was “fairly horrendou(...)

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(...)

All proceeds from the sale of the portrait painted by Vincent Devine will go towards helping frontline healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A portrait of cervical cancer awareness campaigner Vicky Phelan has raised €55,700 at auction in aid of charity. Vincent Devine is the creator of the(...)

A tiny Ming bowl with the Chenghua six character mark in a double square is expected to fetch €20,000-€30,000 at Sheppard’s sale

Diamonds, dragons and a death mask feature in some of this week’s auction highlights. All sales are live, but in accordance with current Government Co(...)

“I do not look like a sick person… It doesn’t take away from the fact that I have about 10 tumours in my body,” Vicky Phelan said. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan will travel to the United States on Sunday for experimental cancer treatment. The Limerick woman will spend at (...)

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(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

The issue of recurring illness is among several criticisms of the tribunal process which have been raised by the 221+ group in recent weeks. File photograph: Getty

Ministers have been warned that conceding on a key demand from a support group for women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy could force liabili(...)

Patricia Carrick, who settled a case against the HSE after her cancer diagnosis was missed. Photograph : Ciaran MacChoncarraige

Patricia Carrick, a mother of four who was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a previous smear test was incorrectly read, has died at the age of 51.(...)

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