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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.
# CervicalCheck
HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.
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Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.
# cervicalcheck scandal
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”.
# smear tests
Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.
# Cancer
'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”
# smear test scandal
State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.
# CervicalCheck
Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.
# smear test controversy
'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.
# Leo Varadkar
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.
# smear test scandal
'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court
In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.
# CervicalCheck
'Cynical and self-serving': Morrissey family slams State Claims Agency for mediation media statement
Ruth and Paul Morrissey have taken High Court action over her incorrectly read smear tests.
# CervicalCheck
'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.
# High Court
Emma Mhic Mhathúna receives extra portion of settlement to purchase Dublin home close to treatment
A Dublin home would mean the mother wouldn’t have to travel to and from Kerry for her cancer treatment.
# Scoping Inquiry
Doctor leading CervicalCheck inquiry now has access to searchable HSE documents
Dr Scally said that it had been difficult to obtain information in the format required.
# 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.
# CervicalCheck
Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'
The terminally ill mother-of-five settled her case against the HSE and Quest Diagnostics.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick
Phelan said she plans to fund a person to provide cancer patients with access to the latest cancer drug therapies.
# cash up front
CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.
# smear tests
Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'
The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.
# standing4women
Photos: Protests take place around the country over CervicalCheck controversy
Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women diagnosed with terminal cancer, addressed the Dublin protest.
# Update
Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.
# Eighth Amendment
Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.
'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech
Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.
# communication breakdown
Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'
John Connaghan said women in Ireland had been “understandably frightened and concerned” by what they had read and heard.
# smear tests
Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'
Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.
# Scally Review
'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.
# CervicalCheck
'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.
# smear tests
HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
The previous figure was 17 women.
It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests
Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.
# CervicalCheck
'My mam is one of the 17 women who have died': Family told mother had smear test incorrectly read
Grace Rattigan has told the story of her mother Catherine Reck, who she says could have received treatment earlier.
# CervicalCheck
Tony O’Brien has posted a video saying goodbye to HSE staff
O’Brien announced his resignation last night after coming under pressure over the smear test scandal.
# CervicalCheck
'He's lashing out': Tony O'Brien criticises TDs' conduct at committee meeting
Vicky Phelan accused the former Director General of the HSE of ‘throwing his toys out of the pram’.
# Cervical Cancer
'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'
Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.
# gone
Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal
O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck
HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.
# mother of five
'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying
Emma Mhic Mhathúna is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
# CervicalCheck
'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
“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.
# CervicalCheck
'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna
Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.