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Vicky Phelan says she supports People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s push for assisted dying legislation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan is considering a six month move to the US to take part in an experimental drug trial. Ms Phelan, who recent(...)

Chairman: Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The RTÉ presenter, who is leaving his TV chatshow for a new programme with Zig and Zag, says his working-class roots make him crave security and fe(...)

The Irish Hospice Foundation said there needs to be ‘a considered forum to thoroughly examine the proposed legislation’ on assisted dying. File photograph: Getty

The debate around legislation to allow people with terminal illnesses decide the timing of their death must be “robust and balanced”, the Irish Hospic(...)

Vicky Phelan: “Women do not survive if it comes back. That’s all we’re asking for, is to allow those women who are taking cases who are currently cancer free, who are in remission to be allowed to go back [to the tribunal] if their cancer comes back,” she told RTÉ’s Drive Time programme on Monday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan has said she must continue looking for cancer treatment options after discovering a new tumour in her lung. Th(...)

Vicky Phelan: said “the Minister should not have signed the order last week allowing the tribunal to be established”, adding that it is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Collins

CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan said she feels “betrayed” after claiming Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has formally established the Cervi(...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan said the tribunal was ‘a slap in the face’ for the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The CervicalCheck Tribunal, which was due to start its work on Tuesday, has been postponed for “a number of days”, the Government said on Monday night(...)

 Vicky Phelan:  she has said  the CervicalCheck tribunal is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Green Party has raised “serious concerns” around the CervicalCheck tribunal which is due to start its work on Tuesday. A party source confirmed t(...)

Minister for Health Stephen  Donnelly will meet campaign group 221+ and listen to their concerns and ideas, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos Dublin

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will direct the Government decision on whether to go ahead with the CervicalCheck tribunal, which campaigners hav(...)

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean said introducing the ‘Dying with Dignity’ bill during a pandemic is ‘disingenuous and unneccesary’.

Assisting in suicide is a “false exercise of compassion” and tolerance of the practice is “flawed in its moral judgement”, a bishop has said in light (...)

Tom Curran and his partner Marie Fleming, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, leaving the Four Courts in 2013 after Fleming lost her case to be allowed to die with dignity.  Photograph: Sam Boal/

The Dying with Dignity Bill brought forward by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny was debated in the Dáil on Thursday and will be voted on in the comi(...)

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