Former Offaly resident Emma Mhic Mhathúna to be laid to rest

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Former Offaly resident Emma Mhic Mhathúna to be laid to rest

The late Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who lived in Offaly for seven years, is to be laid to rest in her native Kildare on Wednesda.y

Emma fought a long campaign following her initial misdiagnosis with cervical cancer. She died at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee, at the weekend, aged 37. 

Emma, née Duffy, who lived in the Edenderry area, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, having previously received two incorrect smear results.

After a case taken against the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory she was awarded €7.5 million in a settlement. She said she had taken the legal action for her five children, age from two to 16 years.

Emma was much liked in the North Offaly town and the Edenderry Municipal District opened a Book of Condolences in the Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon for those wishing to pay their respects. 

Ms Mhic Mhathúna will be laid to rest at Laraghbryan Cemetery, Maynooth, on Wednesday, following a service at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral.

The President and Taoiseach have been among those to issue tributes to her memory following her untimely death.