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Lorraine Walsh said the group wanted to meet Dr Scally to understand his findings

The scathing report is highly critical of governance and structures across the screening programme and within the HSE.

It is also critical of what a Government source described as the "contradictory nature of HSE policy" and its failure to follow its own patient disclosure rules.

Dr Scally's scoping inquiry in the CervicalCheck screening programme was set up to examine the non-disclosure of information to Ms Phelan and the apparent widespread practice of non-disclosure, and who knew this was happening.

But the 170-page report with 50 recommendations fails to name any individuals involved in the scandal.

Included in this leak is a finding by Scally which says he believes there is no need to hold a Commission of Investigation to find out the truth of what happened.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said today that he still plans to set up a commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck controversy.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was "disgusted" that people who were ill or bereaved had to hear about it in this way.

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Djilobodji, who was under contract to SAFC until June 2020, indicated in June 2018 that he wished to leave the club. The 29-year-old Senegal global , who was on loan at Dijon last season, put in a transfer request in June.

The controversy came to light after Vicky Phelan, of Carrigeen, Annacotty, County Limerick, along with her husband Jim Phelan, sued the HSE and Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc, Austin, Texas, over a smear test taken under the National Cervical Screening Programme CervicalCheck and analysed in the USA laboratory.

The 37-year-old mother of five was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 - three years after she had received the all-clear from a smear test.

VICKY Phelan, the Limerick woman who lifted the lid on the Cervical Check cancer screening scandal, and other women affected by the issue were not given a preview of important new report despite assurances from Health Minister Simon Harris.

"It had been confirmed to us yesterday by Gabriel Scally and the minister that we would be briefed prior to the report going to Cabinet or published".

However, a lack of documents from the HSE delayed his investigation, with some of the 12,000 records that he eventually received arriving only recently. The report is non-statutory and can not point the finger of blame at any individual.

The false negative test result was uncovered during CervicalCheck's retrospective internal audit and was relayed to her doctor in 2016.

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