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# vicky phelan

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# CervicalCheck
Patient Safety Bill to be amended after TDs raise concerns
The amendment relates to a draft law being fast-tracked in memory of the late campaigner Vicky Phelan.
# Health
Open disclosure change agreed for Patient Safety Bill
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got Government approval to introduce an amendment to the text of the Patient Safety Bill at the Report Stage.
# celebration
'She achieved a better Ireland': Music and memories at Kilkenny service for Vicky Phelan
The celebrated campaigner died earlier this month.
# celebration
Vicky Phelan to be celebrated at a service in her native Mooncoin later today
The service remembering the late 48-year-old will also be livestreamed.
# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan's family invite public to celebration of her life in Co Kilkenny
The service will take place in her native Mooncoin on 27 November.
# vicky phelan
Private funeral of Vicky Phelan has taken place in Co Clare
Vicky Phelan died in the early hours of Monday morning.
# tributes
The Late Late show will pay tribute to Vicky Phelan during Friday night's programme
Vicky Phelan died in the early hours of Monday morning.
# vicky phelan
TDs pay tribute in the Dáil to 'fearless' Vicky Phelan
The CervicalCheck campaigner died yesterday.
# Dying with dignity
Dying with Dignity bill needs more 'teasing out', says Taoiseach
The Dying with Dignity Bill was tabled by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny.
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
The 48-year-old cervical cancer campaigner died in the early hours of this morning.
# tributes
Book of condolences for Vicky Phelan opened in Limerick
Cllr Daniel Butler, who presented Vicky Phelan with the freedom of the city nine months ago, called her a ‘national hero.’
# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
“Every woman needs a voice that will help them challenge the system,” Phelan once wrote.
# tributes
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was “a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity”.
Vicky died in the early hours of this morning in Limerick, surrounded by her family
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was "a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity"
President Michael D Higgins said the campaigner "made an enormous contribution to Irish society"
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
# vmdiff
'Cinematic' documentary showcases Vicky Phelan's strength and battles
Directed by Sasha King, the film has been nominated for a Human Rights on Film Award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
# cervical check
'I had to use my voice': Vicky Phelan awarded the Freedom of Limerick
The campaigner is being honoured for her work highlighting the CervicalCheck controversy.
# climb with charlie
'I have found peace': Charlie Bird launches charity Croagh Patrick climb
The veteran broadcaster, who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, said the support of the public “has lifted me like nothing else”.
# vicky phelan
Political system has 'dragged its heels' on right to die debate, says Sinn Féin's McDonald
Campaigners, including Vicky Phelan, have called on Government to introduce laws to allow for medically assisted death.
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# Award
Campaigner Vicky Phelan to be awarded the Freedom of Limerick
A special meeting of Limerick City and County Council today saw unanimous agreement with the Mayor’s nomination.
# vicky phelan
'I'd rather my children have memories with me and if I go sooner, so be it' - Vicky Phelan
Phelan announced last week that she is stopping chemotherapy to focus on enjoying Christmas with her family.
# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.
# Cancer
Vicky Phelan returns to Ireland for palliative care after new tumours end US treatment
The mother-of-two said she hopes chemotherapy will keep her alive ‘until Christmas at least’.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects
Last November, Ms Phelan disclosed that she has developed a new tumour for the first time in over two years.
# Social Media
'Make sure you have strong passwords' Vicky Phelan urges, after her Instagram account is hacked
The mother-of-two flew to the US last month for further treatment for cancer.
# heroes aid
Portrait of Vicky Phelan raises over €45,000 for healthcare workers
A family friend of Ms Phelan’s bought the portrait for it to go on display in her hometown.
# Late Late Show
Vicky Phelan to travel to US for six-month-long clinical trial
Ms Phelan will travel to Maryland on Sunday.
# Noirin Russell
CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.
# CervicalCheck Tribunal
CervicalCheck support group end talks with government as tribunal remains unchanged
221+ wrote to the Health Minister today to end the discussion, saying that they were “frustrated” with the response they received.
# 221 Plus group
CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.
# CervicalCheck Tribunal
'I knew this day would come': Vicky Phelan reveals her cancer has progressed
Phelan said her cancer is growing back slowly in addition to a new tumour in her lung.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.
# 221+ group
'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored
Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.
# Dying with dignity
'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.
# Dying with dignity
'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.
# 221+ group
CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.
# assurances
Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
Leo Varadkar said the Government will put forward patient safety legislation in the Dail.
# CervicalCheck
'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.
# cervical check
Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee
“I share Lorraine’s concerns about the RCOG review process,” Phelan said.
# Euthanasia
3 in 5 people in Ireland support the legalisation of euthanasia
Vicky Phelan has told the Irish Mail on Sunday that she is in favour of euthanasia.
# CervicalCheck
'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal
Today Dr Gabriel Scally said some women had been “treated appallingly”.