Emma Mhic Mhathúna's funeral tomorrow will pass by Leinster House, Government Buildings, and the Department of Health, her family has said.

In a statement released today, Ms Mhic Mhathúna's family said that Emma made the request for her final journey "before she slipped from our world".

"The purpose of this route is not to protest," stated the family.

"It is a final and departing effort to encourage those within to hold a mirror up to the organisations and agencies that they preside over politically and practically."

"Moreover, it is a request to those organisations and agencies to commit to ensure that Emma's tragic situation will never happen to another Irish mother or Irish woman again."

"Whilst Emma was at odds with institutions and the agencies, her decision to pass by them should not be interpreted as a personal criticism of any one individual but rather the institutions within," her family added.

"If people wish to pay their respects to Emma, we hope that they do so as a mark of recognition of the unquestionable and valuable contribution that she has undoubtedly made to the future health of the women of Ireland for generations to come."

The final part of Ms Mhic Mhathúna's journey will travel to Áras an Uachtaráin, "as a mark of her personal appreciation to President Michael D Higgins".

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The family also thanked members of the press for their respect during "this difficult time".

At her funeral in Kerry, her family thanked the people of Ireland for taking Emma to their hearts.

Speaking after a funeral mass for Ms Mhic Mhathúna in west Kerry, her uncle John Moran described Emma as a fantastic mother and friend.

He said the family loved her and would miss her, but their job now was to ensure that her five children would grow into the lovely young adults that Emma would have wished for.

Speaking earlier during the funeral mass, parish priest Fr Eoghan Ó Cadhla described Ms Mhic Mhathúna as a woman of deep faith.

He asked for prayers for her children and for her family. He said the people of the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht in west Kerry were lucky that Emma chose the area as her home. 

Ms Mhic Mhathúna will be buried tomorrow in Co Kildare, following mass at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

The 37-year-old, who died on Sunday, was one of the most high-profile figures of the CervicalCheck controversy.

She was one of 221 women with cervical cancer found to have received incorrect results during a clinical audit of past test results by the CervicalCheck screening programme.

The mass for the mother-of-five took place at Séipéal na Carraige, Baile na nGall, and was conducted through Irish at her request.

Ms Mhic Mhathúna was given a terminal diagnosis of cancer in May this year and said telling her young family of her diagnosis was the hardest thing she ever had to do.

She received two incorrect smear results and said she would have survived if she had been correctly diagnosed.

In June, she settled her case against the Health Service Executive and the US laboratory, Quest Diagnostics for €7.5m.