Wicklow TD Simon Harris facing calls to step down

Wicklow TD Simon Harris has faced calls to step down as the Minister for Health in the light of the cervical check scandal.

It was revealed recently that scores of women were given incorrect results following a cervical screening and were not notified.

Limerick mother-of-two, Vicky Phelan, was diagnosed with cancer three years after receiving incorrect test results in 2011 and her cancer is now terminal.

Independent deputy Mattie McGrath has also called for the abolishment of the HSE, stating what he believes are the weaknesses of the HSE and inability to accept responsibility.

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