Over 2000 women called CervicalCheck helpline since Saturday

Vicky Phelan was diagnosed with cancer three years after her smear test results of 2011 were incorrectly reported as clear of abnormalities

Every woman who had has a smear test can have a re-check if they want it, Harris added.

He also said he hopes to know if all of the women affected or their families have been told.

Mr Harris yesterday said he was unaware of the figure but hopes to have more clarity today. It is not clear who would have to fund payments to other women.

Education Minister Richard Bruton also said the possibility of a statutory inquiry "has to be determined" and that "the cabinet will sit down and discuss that tomorrow".

He said a "roadmap" is now needed on what should happen next, and stressed the Government must do all it can to re-assure the public as to the competence and safety of the CervicalCheck smear test system.

A review was carried out into 206 CervicalCheck cases and reports this morning say that 12 women have died while half were not told they may have had a delayed diagnosis.

Deputy Kate O'Connell says survival rates dramatically decrease once the cancerous cells are untreated for more than three years. In recent days, figures released by the HSE revealed that 206 women diagnosed with cervical cancer should have received earlier intervention than they did.

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It first emerged a week ago when Limerick woman Vicky Phelan reached a settlement in her case after being wrongly told she had the all-clear.

Meanwhile, the HSE Serious Incident Management Team says a series of call-backs is now underway - after more than 2,000 calls to its emergency helpline at the weekend.

The HSE has claimed its audit of 206 individual results is nearing completion and will engage today with all women still awaiting contact.

Despite the growing pressure on CervicalCheck, women are still being urged to avail of their smear tests.

"I have chose to step aside to allow the programme to continue it's important work", she said.

Women with concerns about their results will be able to get repeat tests for free and the Cervical Check helpline is open at 1800 45 45 55.

"We've really made great inroads into cancer care - we also must remember that cervical check has been a successful programe - it has identified we are carrying out 250,000 smears per annum, we have reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 7%".

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