Leo Varadkar repeated his apology to those affected by the Cervical Cancer scandal.

Vicky Phelan

Source: @PhelanVicky/Twitter via Late Late Show RTÉ.

The Dáil has heard tributes from across the political spectrum for cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan.

Politicians noted repeatedly that Mrs. Phelan didn’t want tributes but rather actions that would benefit women’s healthcare in Ireland.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was one of those leaders who paid tribute to her in the Dáil chamber earlier today:

“Cervical cancer is a terrible disease, but it is a disease that we can eradicate in our life time and we should strive to do so.”

“I just want to restate the apology I made as Taoiseach, on behalf of all of us, to the women and their loved ones who are hurt by the failures in how cervical screening operated in Ireland.”

Many other TDs have also expressed their sympathies in statements online: