Vicky Phelan to receive major award for her role in exposing CervicalCheck scandal
She was instrumental in bringing the cervical check controversy to light following her legal action against a US laboratory over incorrect smear test results in 2011.
Vicky Phelan is to receive the Fitzgerald Bible Bruff Award, for her role in the CervicalCheck scandal, which then in turn was revealed to have affected hundreds of women in Ireland.
Previous winners of the award include Philomena Lee, Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, and Michael Ó' Muircheartaigh.
Chairman of the Fitzgerald Bible Bruff Award group Paul Dennehy told the Limerick Leader: "As soon as the nomination process began, it was clear there was one name dominating."
"Not just in the minds of people but in the hearts of people. The Fitzgerald Bible Bruff Award is a very significant award as it represents the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy who inspired people to accept responsibility by taking political and social action.
"He fought for equal rights and opportunities for everyone. I think it is very appropriate that this year the award is going to Vicky Phelan."
Just a few months ago, Phelan revealed that her tumours have shrunk significantly following a revolutionary drug treatment and said that she's "no longer in pain anymore."