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'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle
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'She is so inspirational' - Praise for Roscommon footballer on speaking out about cervical cancer battle

Jun 1st 2021, 9:57 AM 3,288 Views 1 Comment

Jenny Higgins has paid tribute to her team-mate for her bravery in speaking openly about her diagnosis.

'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 13,769 Views 8 Comments

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

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 13,694 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.

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 23,071 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 19,259 Views 6 Comments

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

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 9,900 Views 2 Comments

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

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
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Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,489 Views 6 Comments

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,662 Views 7 Comments

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
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CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

Jul 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 5,846 Views 10 Comments

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab
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CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

Jul 11th 2019, 9:14 PM 9,633 Views 23 Comments

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog
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Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,869 Views 20 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'
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Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'

Feb 9th 2019, 12:01 PM 18,466 Views 69 Comments

“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.

Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test
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Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test

Jan 27th 2019, 10:00 AM 5,861 Views 4 Comments

Don’t worry! It’s really not as bad as you think.

Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week
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Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 16,074 Views 22 Comments

The health minister knew about the retests in December while the HSE were informed a month earlier.

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
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'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,806 Views 40 Comments

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
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Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,118 Views 25 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna
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'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Oct 8th 2018, 9:14 AM 32,888 Views 27 Comments

Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
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Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,041 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
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Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Jul 31st 2018, 12:27 PM 12,095 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
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'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,063 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
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CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,943 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
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Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

May 18th 2018, 9:20 PM 9,729 Views 24 Comments

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
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'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,615 Views 13 Comments

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them
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'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

May 11th 2018, 8:00 PM 16,624 Views 98 Comments

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'
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Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

May 11th 2018, 3:47 PM 31,003 Views 77 Comments

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
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'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,620 Views 58 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
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'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,301 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
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There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,546 Views 12 Comments

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
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Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,770 Views 25 Comments

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
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'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 22,984 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
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Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

May 1st 2018, 5:10 PM 10,477 Views 21 Comments

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews
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CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Apr 27th 2018, 9:10 PM 22,406 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention
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More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention

Apr 27th 2018, 8:24 AM 37,499 Views 19 Comments

An ‘urgent’ review of the CervicalCheck programme will be undertaken.

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
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'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,322 Views 37 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
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'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Apr 25th 2018, 6:24 PM 19,928 Views 28 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests
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A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests

Feb 5th 2018, 1:30 PM 4,593 Views 4 Comments

This is amazing.

16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test
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16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test

Dec 5th 2016, 1:16 PM 11,490 Views 4 Comments

The only scary part is the awkward small talk.

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer
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Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:21 AM 12,930 Views 24 Comments

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
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Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Jun 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,693 Views 35 Comments

Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014
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Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014

Jan 20th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,721 Views 33 Comments

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.

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