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# vicky-phelan - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Vicky Phelan to travel to US for six-month-long clinical trial
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Vicky Phelan to travel to US for six-month-long clinical trial

Jan 9th 2021, 12:22 AM 59,902 Views 49 Comments

Ms Phelan will travel to Maryland on Sunday.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 10 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 6,586 Views 7 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Friday 20 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group end talks with government as tribunal remains unchanged
# CervicalCheck Tribunal
# CervicalCheck Tribunal

CervicalCheck support group end talks with government as tribunal remains unchanged

Nov 20th 2020, 7:08 PM 18,897 Views 13 Comments

221+ wrote to the Health Minister today to end the discussion, saying that they were “frustrated” with the response they received.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
# 221 Plus Group
# 221 Plus Group

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

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,677 Views 22 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Monday 2 November, 2020

'I knew this day would come': Vicky Phelan reveals her cancer has progressed
# CervicalCheck Tribunal
# CervicalCheck Tribunal

'I knew this day would come': Vicky Phelan reveals her cancer has progressed

Nov 2nd 2020, 9:54 PM 81,967 Views 21 Comments

Phelan said her cancer is growing back slowly in addition to a new tumour in her lung.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 28th 2020, 7:57 AM 38,440 Views 30 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:45 AM 21,648 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”.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation

Oct 8th 2020, 6:01 PM 39,875 Views 63 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.

# vicky-phelan - Monday 14 September, 2020

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill

Sep 14th 2020, 3:34 PM 32,763 Views 40 Comments

The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 3 September, 2020

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
# 221+ Group
# 221+ Group

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:39 PM 12,055 Views 9 Comments

Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.

# vicky-phelan - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
# Assurances
# Assurances

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme

Jul 26th 2020, 5:10 PM 14,466 Views 32 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Monday 20 July, 2020

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

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

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,048 Views 14 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee

Dec 5th 2019, 9:29 AM 15,260 Views 11 Comments

“I share Lorraine’s concerns about the RCOG review process,” Phelan said.

# vicky-phelan - Sunday 1 December, 2019

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
# Euthanasia
# Euthanasia

3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia

Dec 1st 2019, 5:04 PM 22,300 Views 77 Comments

Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 4:31 PM 38,715 Views 56 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal

Oct 22nd 2019, 9:09 AM 9,189 Views 16 Comments

Today Dr Gabriel Scally said some women had been “treated appallingly”.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Apr 25th 2019, 3:22 PM 76,206 Views 83 Comments

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Feb 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 25,801 Views 19 Comments

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

# vicky-phelan - Friday 25 January, 2019

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'
# Repeat Tests
# Repeat Tests

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2019, 11:17 AM 6,494 Views 11 Comments

Women are having to wait an average of 22 weeks to receive their results, and thousands of tests need to be redone.

# vicky-phelan - Monday 14 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,805 Views 40 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,401 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
# Urgent Need
# Urgent Need

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,813 Views 20 Comments

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
# Pembro
# Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 16,883 Views 9 Comments

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.

# vicky-phelan - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
# Bbc 100 Women
# Bbc 100 Women

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,752 Views 28 Comments

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan and family to switch on Christmas lights in Limerick
# Phelan Festive
# Phelan Festive

Vicky Phelan and family to switch on Christmas lights in Limerick

Nov 6th 2018, 11:00 PM 14,557 Views 7 Comments

Vicky and her family were invited to be special guests at the Light Up Limerick event on 18 November.

# vicky-phelan - Friday 2 November, 2018

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT

Nov 2nd 2018, 9:49 PM 36,364 Views 14 Comments

Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'

Sep 12th 2018, 4:12 PM 35,347 Views 44 Comments

Scally report finds disclosure was “handled badly in most cases”.

Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'
# Scally Review
# Scally Review

Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:00 PM 17,242 Views 71 Comments

The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
# Cancer
# Cancer

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

Sep 11th 2018, 11:45 AM 39,981 Views 54 Comments

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 12:38 PM 11,589 Views 34 Comments

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 34,060 Views 66 Comments

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Jul 31st 2018, 7:08 PM 10,011 Views 38 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

# vicky-phelan - Monday 30 July, 2018

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court

Updated Jul 30th 2018, 11:55 AM 29,818 Views 61 Comments

In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 26 July, 2018

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

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

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,022 Views 0 Comments

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

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

Jul 10th 2018, 7:09 PM 7,014 Views 5 Comments

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# vicky-phelan - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick

Jun 26th 2018, 6:08 PM 21,483 Views 18 Comments

Phelan said she plans to fund a person to provide cancer patients with access to the latest cancer drug therapies.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking

Jun 14th 2018, 3:54 PM 92,100 Views 49 Comments

Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.

# vicky-phelan - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate

Jun 6th 2018, 11:49 AM 18,956 Views 16 Comments

Vicky Phelan’s story sparked an investigation into how smear tests in Ireland are reviewed and handled.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

May 31st 2018, 9:42 PM 17,188 Views 0 Comments

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

# vicky-phelan - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

May 17th 2018, 7:47 PM 27,535 Views 113 Comments

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

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