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How much longer can the State and the law continue to fail dying women?

One wonders how Emma Mhic Mhathúna would feel today knowing that women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal are still fighting their way through an adversarial legal process

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna's funeral cortege passes Leinster House in October 2018. Photo: Mark Condren

Emma Mhic Mhathúna's funeral cortege passes Leinster House in October 2018. Photo: Mark Condren

Emma Mhic Mhathúna's funeral cortege passes Leinster House in October 2018. Photo: Mark Condren

When Emma Mhic Mhathúna succumbed to cervical cancer in 2018, leaving five children behind, her funeral cortege wound its way by the Dáil, Government Buildings and the Department of Health.

In a statement, her family said the 37-year-old had deliberately requested that route not as a protest, but to “encourage those within to hold a mirror up to the organisations and agencies that they preside over politically and practically”.


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