Vicky Phelan

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Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor who acted for Vicky Phelan (both above). File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The coronavirus lockdown could serve as a catalyst for the introduction of long-overdue reforms in the court system, according to one of the State’s t(...)

Quest Diagnostics has been facing criticism in the United States over a backlog of coronavirus tests it is processing

Quest Diagnostics, the US laboratory previously embroiled in the CervicalCheck controversy, has been facing criticism in the United States over a back(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has been isolating since early March. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has said that doctors are going to be faced with harsh decisions during the Covid-19 crisis and that if a doctor had to(...)

An unfulfilled goal?  ‘My unfinished PhD thesis. To this day, it still bothers me that I did not see it through and earn my doctorate.’

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? The biggest challenge I have faced in my life was, and still is, trying to stay alive. What is the be(...)

Maria Waters: ‘Is my throat worth less than my cervix? Is my life worth less than another woman?’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A cancer patient has been forced to pay almost €40,000 from family savings to fund a potentially life-saving treatment that is available free to women(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy  said he felt ‘let down’ by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition parties have criticised Government under-funding of the national maternity strategy, in the wake of the resignation of patient advocate Mar(...)

Stephen Teap, Cork Person of the Year 2019, with award. Also in picture, from left, Tim Lucey CEO Cork County Council, Ann Doherty, CEO Cork City Council and Tom Fitzpatrick, editor Irish Examiner. Photograph: Martin Collins

Cervical smear test campaigner Stephen Teap has won Cork Person of the Year for 2019 and he dedicated the award to his late wife, Irene Teap and all t(...)

Dr Caroline Mason Mohan, currently director of public health in the National Screening Service, will replace Dr Lorraine Doherty as clinical director of CervicalCheck on an interim basis. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimmons

The clinical director of the embattled CervicalCheck unit has left her job for another position in the Health Service Executive after less than a year(...)

Prof Henry Kitchener, lead assessor with the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Oireachtas/PA Wire

The authors of an independent review of tests made under the CervicalCheck screening programme have defended their work following criticism from patie(...)

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