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Listen: PAC Criticises HSE For Delivering Critical Documents Moments Before CervicalCheck Meeting.

: 05/17/2018 - 10:04

The Public Accounts Committee has criticised the HSE for delivering critical documents just minutes before their meeting with witnesses in relation to the Cervical Check scandal.

Members, including Kildare North TD, Catherine Murphy,  received 5 pages of memos this morning in relation to who knew what and when.

They say no lessons have been learned in relation to public accountability.

Senior staff from the Department of Health, the HSE and the National Cancer Registry are due to appear before the PAC this morning.

The group has adjourned until 10.30 to read the memos.

Labour's Health Spokesperson Alan Kelly says it's disgraceful to be sent the information so late:

NEWSTALK0944888.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

Last night, Vicky Phelan has told the committee she doesn't want revenge over her case, but wants to see officials held accountable.

That's something echoed by Stephen Teap who lost his wife Irene, after tests failed to detect her cancer:

NEWSTALK0741843.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

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