'Love in a photo': Limerick woman Vicky Phelan's daughter meets 'idol' Ed Sheeran

Alan Owens

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Amelia with Ed Sheeran Picture: Vicky Phelan

Amelia with Ed Sheeran Picture: Vicky Phelan

LIMERICK woman Vicky Phelan has shared some Ed Sheeran "love", with a picture of her daughter meeting her superstar idol.

Vicky, whose High Court case revealed one of the HSE’s biggest controversies to date in the CervicalCheck scandal, tweeted: "And this happened yesterday. My daughter, Amelia, met her idol, @edsheeran. A massive shout out to my new BFF @willhanafin and @RadioRayRTE for organising this for Amelia. We are "keeping this love in a photograph."

Ms Phelan was recently awarded a €2.5m settlement after taking a High Court case against a United State laboratory, after she wasn’t informed of an incorrect smear test in 2011 until last year.

In 2014, the Annacotty mum-of-two was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. This January, she was informed that she had six to 12 months to live.

After the High Court case, it emerged that 208 women were affected by the Cervical Check controversy, and that 162 women were not informed of that an audit was taking place and the outcome of the review.

Ms Phelan has been to the forefront of the campaign, calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to track down the person responsible for the shocking controversy that has affected hundreds of women.