Statement on death of Lynsey Bennett from Alan Kelly TD

28 October 2022

Labour TD for Tipperary, Alan Kelly has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of cervical check campaigner Lynsey Bennett who sadly died last night.

Deputy Kelly said:

“I am so sad today to hear of Lynsey’s passing at such a young age, and my thoughts are with her daughters Zoe and Hailee, her extended family and friends.

“Lynsey showed incredible resilience and strength despite having to resort to going public through the courts to get justice when she should have been spending her precious time with her children.

“As I said when Lynsey won her settlement in 2021, no other woman should have to go through the courts to get settlements for Cervical Check failures yet it still goes on.

“Women like Lynsey who were let down by the system should not be remembered as victims of health screening errors. Their legacy is fighting for all women who have been left down by our health services. Lynsey certainly was a fighter.

“May she rest in peace.”

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