VICKY Phelan has taken the world by storm since her explosive revelations last April about the cervical check scandal.
Rather than go away quietly with a settlement for the mistaken cancer diagnosis that could possibly end up costing her life, Annacotty woman Vicky chose to go public to help other women affected by the scandal and forestall such a terrible outcome again.
While undergoing demanding treatment for her ongoing condition she has fearlessly used her voice for the betterment of women’s health and of Irish life - chiefly through her fight for accountability in the public arena and state bodies.
She has evolved into that which politicians fear the most - an articulate, passionate campaigner with nothing to lose.
She was was named recently on the BBC 100 Women list which “shares inspirational, difficult and surprising stories from women all over the world”.