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Vicky phelan RIP



  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭b v

    Er dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭boombang

    I'm sorry for her family's loss and she certainly was an admirable woman.

    I think this is suggestion is misplaced. Many people are under the impression that women's health was harmed by what happened. This is largely due to poor reporting by the media. I don't think we should elevate people to this status based on an emotional knee-jerk reaction to a sad situation.

    Rest in Peace Vicky.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭Immortal Starlight

    I was very sorry to hear the sad news this morning. Such an absolute powerhouse of a woman who was strong and determined and fought tooth and nail and stood up for herself and all of us too. Vicky may be gone from this life but she will never be forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,073 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Very brave person who fought for justice and truth and lost her life so early. It's so sad because they're are so few leaders like her. We are more and more consumed by ignorance and greed.

    May she rest in peace and may her memory continue to inspire us and give us hope.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 itsjustlittleoldme

    RIP Vicky. Sincerest sympathy to her family. She fought with courage and dignity not only for her family but the women of Ireland.

    Thank you Vicky. Rest in eternal peace

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    She did the country an immense service.

    Horrifically sad to see all of those women leaving us. Between Vicky, Laura Brennan, Emma Mhic Mhathuna etc they campaigned for women to just trust their own bodies to get that second opinion.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,558 ✭✭✭Breezy_

    I was the same...heard about her on Dermot and Dave this morning. I was thinking about her on and off all day. And you know what, we're nearly a decade later and not a f*king thing has changed, they've got worse.

    Look at Kerry camhs -

    Look at National Bowel Screening Programme, BowelScreen

    The list can go on and on.

    How will anything change when the same people are still there on 6 figure salaries. We are surrounded by half wits. They are everywhere.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,985 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    I think it's important to remember what actually happened. The scandal was around patients not being told that their screening sample had been audited and that a second look indicated that precancerous cells were present. Sadly there is an inbuilt miss rate in screening tests as they are not diagnostic. The health service failed in its duty of candour to its patients. The buck was passed and there was an attitude of paternalism - Doctor knows best.

    RIP to a valiant campaigner.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,332 ✭✭✭Real Donald Trump

    RIP Vicky, you fought a long battle

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,165 ✭✭✭Caquas

    What's the issue with BowelScreen? I thought it was proving its worth.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,610 ✭✭✭growleaves


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭xxxxxxl

    I sincerely hope the Family opt for a closed funeral. No one wants to see a load of ghouls using this event for FB likes and selfies. An inspirational woman of immense strength. Rest in peace.

  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭glitterIsland

    Did anyone tune into the documentry about Vicky tonight?

    She was a beautiful and a remarkable lady. She did so much work campaigning to help other people at the wrongs within the medical field while she was going through some of her darkest days. She was incredible and so brave.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,752 ✭✭✭✭recode the site

    Vicky was all that I admire in a person. But she admired and spoke for all. RIP Vicky . And may her legacy live on and on in all spheres of medicine.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭jluv

    There will be a celebration of her life in her home place of Mooncoin Co Kilkenny at 1pm on Sunday. It can be viewed online but I'm technology challenged. Can't add link. Mooncoin mass live should bring up a link..I'll watch online..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 83,492 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Is it not too soon for her family and friends, all these documentaries airing?

    A courageous lady, may she rest in peace