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# vicky phelan

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# Backtrack
Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism
Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.
# CervicalCheck
'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning
Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.
# repeat tests
CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'
Women are having to wait an average of 22 weeks to receive their results, and thousands of tests need to be redone.
# CervicalCheck
'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.
# highs and lows
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’.
# urgent need
'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.
# pembro
'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.
# bbc 100 women
Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.
# Phelan festive
Vicky Phelan and family to switch on Christmas lights in Limerick
Vicky and her family were invited to be special guests at the Light Up Limerick event on 18 November.
# CervicalCheck
'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT
Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation.
# cervicalcheck scandal
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 Review
Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'
The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
'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.
# cervicalcheck scandal
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.
# 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.
# cervical check
'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.
# cervical check
University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate
Vicky Phelan’s story sparked an investigation into how smear tests in Ireland are reviewed and handled.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# smear tests
HSE says 18 women affected by CervicalCheck controversy have died
The previous figure was 17 women.
# 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.
# 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.
# sound man
The Ray D'arcy Show organised for Vicky Phelan's daughter to meet Ed Sheeran because they're sound
Vicky’s daughter Amelia met Ed after his performance in Cork on Sunday night.
# Under Pressure
Tony O'Brien again faces politicians and again 'respectfully declines' to step down
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly told O’Brien he should go ‘without prejudice’.
# CervicalCheck
US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case
A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.
# cancer scandal
Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug
Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'It’s not about your rage or sorrow, deputies. It's about what we do next'
We need the media to move us out of their comfort zone in how the debate is framed, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.
# smear tests
Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public
The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal
HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.
# cancer drug
Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment
Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.
# vicky phelan
Viewers were in awe of terminally ill Vicky Phelan after her appearance on The Ray D'arcy Show
“What a strong woman. We owe so much to her.”