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Tributes continue to pour in for Cervicalcheck activist Lynsey Bennett

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to CervicalCheck activist Lynsey Bennett, who died at the age of 34.

In a statement on Friday afternoon, her attorney Gillian O’Mahony said Ms. Bennett was dead Thursday night.

The mother of two was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2017 following the alleged misinterpretation of the slides.

In 2021, she settled a lawsuit she filed against the HSE and various other parties.

Speaking outside the Four Courts at the time, she vowed to fight to stay alive as long as possible.

In a statement, President Higgins said that “people throughout Ireland will have been deeply saddened” to learn of Mrs Bennett’s death.

“All those who watched or heard interviews with Lynsey will have been struck by what an outstanding young woman Lynsey was, driven by a powerful love for her daughters Zoë and Hailee, and by the strength with which she confronted the challenges which she faced. What she had to take on, and did so with such conviction and courage, was and will be to the benefit of all women, and thus to all of us,” he said, reported RTE.

President Higgins sent condolences to Ms. Bennett’s family and friends.

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