‘Gamechanger’ Vicky Phelan honoured at Mum of the Year Awards

Vicky Phelan has been honoured for her efforts in helping those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

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‘Gamechanger’ Vicky Phelan honoured at Mum of the Year Awards

Vicky Phelan has been honoured for her efforts in helping those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

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17 more legal actions over cervical cancer have emerged

17 more legal actions over cervical cancer have emerged.

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CervicalCheck cut-off date ‘not cold or callous’

The Government has denied being “cold and callous” by setting a cut-off point to compensate expenses incurred by victims affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

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57 women take legal cases over cervical cancer tests

At least 57 women are now taking legal action over the cervical cancer tests scandal, after 17 previously unknown cases against hospitals, individual doctors and laboratories were revealed by officials.

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Public accounts committee hears probe into CervicalCheck scandal may be delayed by months

The Government's commission of investigation into the cervical cancer tests scandal could be delayed by "months" because up to 3,000 women potentially affected must be individually contacted before their results can be examined.

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Women will need to consent for cancer tests to be examined

Clear answers on the cervical cancer scandal could be delayed even further after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted thousands of women potentially affected will have to individually give permission before their tests can be examined.

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Cut-off for cancer payouts imposed

The State Claims Agency is set to be grilled today over the growing scale of the cervical cancer crisis amid revelations the Government has imposed a cut-off point for affected women to be compensated.

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Meghan Markle praised Vicky Phelan for her role in exposing CervicalCheck scandal

The Duchess of Sussex has praised Limerick woman Vicky Phelan for her role in exposing the Cervical Check scandal.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna urges women to keep fighting as CervicalCheck scandal protests continue

Update 4.32pm: Emma Mhic Mhathúna has today urged those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal to continue the fight.

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Cervical smear digital images yet to be given to court ahead of upcoming CervicalCheck cases

Digital imaging of cervical smear slides still have not been handed over for examination by the legal sides involved in upcoming cases before the High Court.

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CervicalCheck scoping inquiry gets HSE files 'in a searchable format'

The head of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme, Dr Gabriel Scally, has said that it looks like the HSE have given him access to files "in a searchable format".

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna: The cancer has spread to my brain. I’m not scared, just heartbroken

Magnificently heroic despite a savage prognosis, Emma Mhic Mhathúna, victim of mis-read smear tests, has revealed that her cancer has spread to her brain.

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Review of 3,000 smears has yet to start

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described as highly unsatisfactory that examination of 3,000 smear tests have not yet begun, despite promises they would be complete more than a month ago.

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Varadkar ‘very dissatisfied’ smear test review has not started yet

Dr Gabriel Scally, chair of the inquiry, has already reported difficulty in receiving the information he needs to complete his report.

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'There is a chance of a cure from this drug' - Vicky Phelan says drug has reduced size of her tumour

Latest: Vicky Phelan has said that the HSE has "downright ignored" the failure of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

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'In some ways I wish it was all over': Emma Mhic Mhatuna reveals cancer has spread to her brain

Terminally ill Emma Mhic Mhatuna has shared the news that her cancer has spread to her brain.

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Another nine legal actions in CervicalCheck scandal

The Health Minister Simon Harris is to bring the general scheme of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet today.

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WATCH: Flowers laid in Cork in memory of women who lost lives via CervicalCheck

The husband of a woman who died after she was mistakenly given the all clear for cancer laid a bouquet of flowers at Cork City Hall at the weekend as over 100 supporters of the group Women's Lives Matter group held a rally to highlight what they perceive as delays in addressing the cervical cancer scandal.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna: CervicalCheck case shows the power of standing up for yourself

“Check, check and recheck.” That was the message from Emma Mhic Mhathúna for those dealing with the cervical smear tests of Irish women.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna emerges from court ‘a victor, not a victim’

Emma Mhic Mhathúna came to the Four Courts a victor not a victim.

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Kerry mother Emma Mhic Mhathúna settles case for €7.5m

Kerry mother Emma Mhic Mhathúna and her five children who sued over CervicalCheck smears have settled their legal action for €7.5m.

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Two outside CervicalCheck labs paid €12.4m

The two external labs at the heart of the CervicalCheck controversy were paid a total of €12.4m in the past two years for their services.

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88 cases of women yet to get smear test files

Health Minister Simon Harris has been called to intervene as 88 women and their families affected by the CervicalCheck scandal are yet to receive their medical files despite requesting them.

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Full commission of investigation into CervicalCheck scandal to be established in September

It came as Vicky Phelan revealed there has been “significant” shrinking of her tumours after just three treatments of the drug pembrolizumab through a clinical trial.

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30 more women have commenced legal action over CervicalCheck scandal; Alan Kelly hits out at HSE for 'arse-covering'

It has emerged since Vicky Phelan took her case, another 30 women have commenced legal action because of the Cervical Check scandal.

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Cervical cancer screening scandal agencies ‘dragging feet over probe’

The Dáil also heard criticism over ‘unreadable’ documents submitted as part of the investigation.

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'The whole lot of you should be sent packing' - Kate O'Connell warns negativity around CervicalCheck may undo good work

Management of the HSE, the State Claims Agency and CervicalCheck should be sent packing, according to a government TD.

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Number of women affected by smear test scandal likely to increase, says new head of CervicalCheck

The new head of CervicalCheck says the number of women affected by the recent smear test scandal is likely to increase.

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Contractual issues led to document delay in CervicalCheck inquiry

The acting head of the HSE says contractual issues with smear test labs have led to the delay in giving documents to the inquiry into CervicalCheck.

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Varadkar and Martin agree Commission of Investigation into CervicalCheck should be considered

The Taoiseach and the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin both agree it is time to consider a full Commission of Investigation into the Cervical Check scandal.

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Vicky Phelan: I feel a responsibility because I'm the person who brought this to the attention of the nation

Vicky Phelan has said that she has faith in the work being carried out by Dr Gabriel Scally following the publishing of the interim report into the CervicalCheck scandal.

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Head of CervicalCheck inquiry says report is 'much more complex' than expected

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that completing the report into CervicalCheck is "much more complex than we could have imagined at the beginning".

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Woman receiving palliative chemotherapy brings CervicalCheck smear case before High Court

Another legal action involving a woman suing over alleged delays relating to CervicalCheck smears has come before the High Court.

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Govt to give €2k 'immediate ex gratia payment' to women who suffered delayed cervical cancer diagnosis

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced that the 209 women whose cervical cancer diagnoses were delayed are to get "an immediate ex gratia payment of €2,000.

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Mediation process still has a long way to go

Mediation in medical negligence cases is most commonly used to achieve a settlement rather than tend specifically to the wider needs of the plaintiff, writes Mary-Elizabeth Tumelty.

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UL to confer Honorary Doctorate on Vicky Phelan for 'exceptional commitment to improving women’s healthcare'

The University of Limerick is to confer an Honorary Doctorate on Vicky Phelan.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna and children to seek aggravated damages from HSE; hearing date set for June 29

Kerry mother Emma Mhic Mhathúna and her five children are to seek exemplary and aggravated damages when their case over alleged delays relating to CervicalCheck smears goes ahead in the High Court in a few weeks time.

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Emma Mhic Mhathuna tells protest: 'I will not die leaving this country in unsafe hands'

Hundreds of protesters have turned out to rallies across Ireland to express their anger after controversy over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests.

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