Two locals TDs have paid tribute to Vicky Phelan in the Dáil today.
The cervical cancer campaigner died yesterday at the age of 48.
She received a false negative smear test in 2014 but was not informed that it was inaccurate until 2017.
TD Denis Naughten urged the Taoiseach today that the Patient Safety Bill be passed as a matter of urgency.
"The bill was referred to to the committee on the 12th of December, 2019. The late Vicky Phelan said "I want action" and I would ask as a matter of priority that this legislation be passed, and it be enacted, before the end of this year answering Vicky's call, sadly posthumously".
Sligo-Leitrim TD Marian Harkin also paid tribute to a 'strong and tenacious' young woman
"Vicky was a strong, warm, beautiful, and tenacious woman and we in this house have a duty to ensure her legacy of a quality cervical screening service and full transparency to patients. Thank you Vicky and rest in peace".