Vicky Phelan, her husband Jim and her solicitor Cian O’Carroll (in background)
In committee room 3 of Leinster House.
The Joint Committee on Health will review the CervicalCheck programme and hear from the Minister for Health Simon Harris, representatives from the HSE, officials from the Department of Health; and representatives from CervicalCheck and the National Cancer Control Programme.
Those interested will be able to watch it live from here or on the Oireachtas TV channel which is on Virgin Media 207 and Sky 574.
It follows confirmation that some 208 women in Ireland had a false negative smear test before being diagnosed with cervical cancer and that 162 of these women – 17 of whom are now dead – were not told of their earlier incorrect test.
The figures emerged after terminally-ill Limerick mum-of-two Vicky Phelan settled her action against a US laboratory, subcontracted by the CervicalCheck to assess the tests, without admission of liability for €2.5million last week.
Ms Phelan was only told last year that a 2011 smear test assessed by the US lab returned a false negative.
She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014 – leading to the 2011 test being reviewed.
During her court action, Ms Phelan refused to sign a confidentiality agreement – giving rise to the information about the 208 women becoming public knowledge.
Previously: Cover Up And Confidentiality