CervicalCheck campaigner Lynsey Bennett has died at the age of 34.

In a statement this afternoon, her solicitor Gillian O'Mahony said that Ms Bennett passed away peacefully last night.

"Lynsey was a very special person," the statement read.

"Lynsey’s beautiful girls, father, sisters, family and friends are heartbroken at the passing of Lynsey at the young age of 34 years and would appeal for privacy at the moment."

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with an invasive form of cervical cancer in 2017, following the alleged misinterpretation of smear slides.

In 2021, she settled a case she took against the HSE and various other parties.

Speaking outside the Four Courts at the time, she vowed to fight to stay alive for as long as she could.

However, she acknowledged that she "probably will not be here much longer".

"It is just I will be able to have some peace knowing it is sorted," she said.

Fellow CervicalCheck campaigner Vicky Phelan paid tribute to Ms Bennett in an Instagram post this evening and expressed her sympathies with her family.

She said: "I am thinking today of Lynsey's two beautiful girls … who are so very young to have their mother taken away from them.

"I would also like to sympathise with Lynsey's family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss.

"Lynsey had an amazing will to live which no doubt kept her alive for as long as she did beyond the six-month prognosis that she was given.

"Her daughters were able to get some extra precious time to spend with their Mam and make some more memories that they will treasure."

Ms Bennett's friend Una Healy paid tribute to her, saying she is "heartbroken beyond words".

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"I am so grateful for all the special memories we made together. Always in my heart, forever in my soul," Ms Healy wrote on her Instagram account.

"Life is so precious and you lived and loved it to the fullest."