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Statement by An Taoiseach

Issued by the Government Press Office 
07 October 2018
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has extended his condolences to the family and friends of Emma Mhic Mhathúna following her passing today.
‘I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Emma’s family and friends and especially her children. In her life, Emma did us all a huge service with her advocacy for the HPV vaccine. 
‘Despite her own tragic experience, she consistently supported the screening programme and encouraged women to continue engaging with the service. 
‘I am determined that something positive should come from this tragedy, and it’s my objective to virtually eliminate cervical cancer in Ireland.
‘But tonight our thoughts are with Emma’s young family on her early and untimely passing. May she Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.’