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CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears
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CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears

Wed 6:40 PM 10,625 Views 4 Comments

Peadar Tóibín said that just eight women are using the CervicalCheck tribunal.

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
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Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire

Jul 19th 2021, 9:23 AM 30,123 Views 27 Comments

The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.

Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects
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Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects

Jul 4th 2021, 8:12 PM 71,322 Views 30 Comments

Last November, Ms Phelan disclosed that she has developed a new tumour for the first time in over two years.

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
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CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error

Jun 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 19,353 Views 2 Comments

Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.

CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack
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CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack

May 19th 2021, 12:46 PM 7,526 Views 3 Comments

Women who had a test booked are to be reassured by GPs that it is safe to wait a little longer for their smear test.

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
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'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018

Apr 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,785 Views 8 Comments

Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
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'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,737 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
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The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

Feb 25th 2021, 1:18 AM 14,930 Views 22 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?
Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
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Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 21,169 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
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'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work

Feb 10th 2021, 3:23 PM 7,391 Views 17 Comments

His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.

Lynsey Bennett: 'I plan to try and stay here for as long as I can. Absolutely'
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Lynsey Bennett: 'I plan to try and stay here for as long as I can. Absolutely'

Feb 6th 2021, 7:39 AM 75,127 Views 36 Comments

Lynsey Bennett settled a case with the HSE earlier this week over the alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smear slides.

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
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'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 42,110 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

Woman focusing on 'fight to stay alive' after smear test case settlement
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Woman focusing on 'fight to stay alive' after smear test case settlement

Feb 3rd 2021, 8:48 PM 34,739 Views 28 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
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Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 29,234 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
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Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments

Jan 7th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,801 Views 10 Comments

Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, a number of GP clinics won’t be able to offer smear tests as part of CervicalCheck.

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
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CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 6,996 Views 7 Comments

Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
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Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died

Nov 25th 2020, 11:44 AM 36,440 Views 22 Comments

Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
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CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,745 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
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Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

Oct 28th 2020, 7:57 AM 38,489 Views 30 Comments

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored
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'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:45 AM 21,686 Views 23 Comments

Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.

Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find
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Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find

Oct 21st 2020, 8:21 PM 17,578 Views 21 Comments

The reports, authored by Prof Susan O’Reilly and Prof Risteárd Ó Laoide, were published today.

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
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'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,778 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
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CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:39 PM 12,061 Views 9 Comments

Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
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CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,633 Views 6 Comments

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
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Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme

Jul 26th 2020, 5:10 PM 14,481 Views 32 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the Government will put forward patient safety legislation in the Dail.

Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment
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Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:06 PM 8,786 Views 5 Comments

The judge said the “tragic circumstances had most sadly, come to fruition”.

'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral
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'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 8:23 PM 17,885 Views 11 Comments

The 39-year-old CervicalCheck campaigner and mother died on Sunday.

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral
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HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 11:15 AM 30,760 Views 38 Comments

Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
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'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,254 Views 14 Comments

CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.

'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39
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'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 3:50 PM 55,019 Views 44 Comments

“Neither the HSE nor the State has ever apologised to her, and now it is too late,” a family statement said.

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
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Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,930 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
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Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,179 Views 41 Comments

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
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HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey

Mar 19th 2020, 12:06 PM 23,082 Views 30 Comments

The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
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‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,260 Views 6 Comments

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
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Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,969 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
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CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

Dec 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,938 Views 2 Comments

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report
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Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report

Dec 4th 2019, 7:54 AM 11,161 Views 15 Comments

Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.

Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'
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Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:49 PM 10,948 Views 3 Comments

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists review found the CervicalCheck programme was working effectively overall.

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
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'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

Nov 10th 2019, 1:23 PM 15,048 Views 31 Comments

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
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'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology

Oct 23rd 2019, 4:31 PM 38,738 Views 55 Comments

Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.

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