Updated: 14/05/18 : 14:13:38
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Two ministers express no confidence in State’s Chief Medical Officer

Two senior government ministers have declined to express their confidence in the State’s Chief Medical Officer in light of the cervical cancer scandal.

Dr Tony Holohan received memos in 2016 showing CervicalCheck had prepared a response for media stories about screenings not diagnosing cancer.

An independent review into the controversy is underway.

Ministers Richard Bruton and Katherine Zappone said they’re not going to say anything about Dr Holohan until the review is finished.

"I think the position is we have to wait and see what the evidence that comes form the inquiry that is being set by Dr Scally," Mr Bruton said.

"I agree with Minister Bruton that I think we need to wait to hear the detail of what happened in terms of the information provided and the way that it was responded to, so I am going to wait," Ms Zappone said.