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09th Jul 2021

Vicky Phelan is finally home after 6 months away from her kids

Sarah McKenna Barry

Amazing news.

Irish cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has reunited with her children after six months of treatment in the US.

Vicky announced that she was finally home in Ireland with a series of photos on Instagram.

“HOME…At last!” she wrote in the caption. “I arrived home in Ireland in the early hours of this morning.”

Vicky thanked the team at Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport for taking such good care of her on her journey, and for allowing her to reunite with her family in private.

She wrote: “I would also like to thank the amazing staff at Platnium Services at @dublinairport especially Damien and Michelle who really pulled out all the stops for me and my family this morning with welcome home banners and balloons. The use of a private suite allowed me to have time and privacy to reunite with my family after 6 months of not seeing them.”

Vicky also thanked the public and her Instagram followers for supporting her throughout her treatment journey.

“Finally, I would again like to thank all of YOU for keeping me going over the last few weeks when coming home seemed so far away at times.

“I will post sporadically until I can (hopefully) move around more freely after my period of quarantine at home in Doonbeg when I will get out and about again.”


In another post, Vicky told her followers that she was indulging in a relaxing bubble bath, something she can’t experience in Virginia due to the heat.

She added that her son Darragh treated her with a hamper of goodies, including Epsom salts, seaweed, a foot soak and moisturiser.

“Now THAT is love,” she wrote.

Vicky is one of the hundreds of women who were affected by the CervicalCheck scandal in 2014. Over the past few months, she has been undergoing treatment as part of a cancer trial in the US.

Ms Phelan has been looking forward to seeing her children after months apart. Recently, she experienced some negative side effects and worried that they could jeopardise her trip.

Fortunately, she was well enough to make the journey home.