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# cervicalcheck scandal

Last year
CervicalCheck campaigner Lynsey Bennett dies aged 34
The mother of two settled a case against the HSE last year over her CervicalCheck results.
All time
'You have been failed': Taoiseach apologises to terminally ill woman over missed cervical cancer diagnosis
Martin said he hoped the apology offered today will bring the family some small solace.
CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CervicalCheck scandal: Woman granted leave to serve personal injuries summons on US clinic
The woman claims that Clinical Pathology Laboratories or its agents were guilty of negligence or breach of duty.
Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality
Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.
'Lack of transparency to Irish women was entirely unacceptable': Report finds smear tests were sent to 16 labs
Dr Gabriel Scally’s latest report is the just the latest review into the CervicalCheck scandal.
Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.
Cervical cancer support group set up in wake of controversy
CervicalCheck scandal survivors Vicky Phelan, Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap whose wife Irene died from the disease establish a new support group.
Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review
Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.
Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies
The report highlighted how the family of one woman was told “nuns don’t get cervical cancer”.
Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'
Scally report finds disclosure was “handled badly in most cases”.
Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'
The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.
'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'
Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.
Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments
Varadkar promised in May that pending cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.
Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group
The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.
'In some ways I just wish it was all over' - Emma Mhic Mhathúna says cancer has spread to her brain
Emma last week settled a €7.5 million settlement with the HSE over her incorrect smear test results.
'Let responsibility lie where it lies': What exactly is the CervicalCheck inquiry looking at?
The results of the investigation are due by the end of June.
'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them
Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.
'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal
The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.
Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer
The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.