President Michael D Higgins has expressed his sympathies on the passing of Patricia Carrick.
The 51 year old, who's cancer was missed by Cervical Check, passed away overnight at her home in Galway.
In a tweet, Damien Carrick confirmed the news and thanked the public for their support.
Good morning. Trish passed away very peacefully overnight. She was comfortable throughout and is now at peace. Thank you for all of your support. Damien, Ciarán, Ríoghna, Sorcha and Eoin. pic.twitter.com/m5aFc5o9d1
— Damien Carrick (@damiencarrick) November 25, 2020
The President, who is a long-time friend of Patricia's father Pat, praised her courage and grace as a campaigner.
He also said it's an appropriate time to think of those failed by the state.
Statement from @PresidentIRL Michael D Higgins on the passing of Patricia Carrick. “It is also appropriate at this time to think of all those who were failed by a system in which they had trusted, and their loved ones.” pic.twitter.com/JOiHH89Ve5
— Ciara Phelan (@ciaraphelan_) November 25, 2020
Vicky Phelan Says The Carricks Are Still Flighting For Justice
The Carricks received an apology from Taoiseach Micheál Martin on behalf of the state earlier this month.
She watched the apology from her hospital bed, as she was too weak to attend the Dáil.
Speaking to Galway Bay FM, fellow advocate Vicky Phelan said she was glad to hear Trish's passing was peaceful.
"A lot of women don't pass peacefully from cancer."
"I think it's very important to her that she got home," she noted.
— Vicky Phelan (@PhelanVicky) November 25, 2020
Ms Phelan said that despite winning their case, Carricks and their solicitor Cian O'Carroll are still fighting for justice:
She said last week they were "literally trying to fight for Patricia's settlement to be paid out."