The timing of CervicalCheck’s announcement that around 800 women never received the results of their test in recent months has been labelled “deeply cynical.”
The HSE last night confirmed that the results were not sent out to women and their doctors due to an IT issue at a US lab run by Quest Diagnostics.
Most of the women involved were waiting for the results of repeat HPV tests carried out between October and June.
Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly said the health service was aware of the issue in June – yet only informed the public last night “within hours of the Dáil going into recess.”
The UK Business Secretary has admitted that the “many thousands of jobs” will be lost if the next leader of the country pushes forward with a no deal Brexit.
Leadership contender Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have both promised to leave the EU without a deal if they don’t get what from Europe.
They have promised to try and negotiate concessions on the Irish border backstop – something the EU has categorically ruled out.
This morning, the country’s Business Secretary Greg Clarke said it is “hugely important” for the UK to reach a deal adding that Downing Street has a "responsibility to protect people's livelihoods in this country."
The funeral of two-year-old Santina Cawley who died tragically in Cork City last week will take place this morning.
The toddler died in hospital after she was found with serious injuries at an apartment on the Boreenmanna Road last Friday.
Gardaí are continuing their murder investigation into her death.
The funeral mass will take place at 11am in the North Cathedral in Cork City. She will be buried at St Catherine’s Cemetery in Kilcully.
The UN has called on EU to resume naval patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants attempting to cross the sea into Europe.
In a joint statement, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said the patrols saved “thousands of lives” in the past.
The agencies said EU should withdraw its support for the efforts of Libyan authorities in preventing people making the crossing unless the country stops arbitrarily detaining them.
They said some 5,600 people currently held in detention centres across Libya must be “freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed.”
The US President has declared an emergency as Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the state of Louisiana.
Forecasters have said the weather system is likely to bring two days of continuous rain and widespread flooding.
National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles have taken up positions around Louisiana.
The storm is expected to make landfall by Saturday morning at the latest.