Press Release

Minister for Health pays tribute to Laura Brennan

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has paid tribute to Laura Brennan, who has sadly passed away.

Minister Harris said “I am deeply saddened to learn of Laura’s passing. Laura was an incredible young woman and a powerful campaigner. Despite her illness, she continued her advocacy and thanks in no small part to her sheer determination, the uptake of the HPV vaccine has increased among young women. The State owes her a debt of gratitude.

“As a person, she was kind, funny and full of life. Her enthusiasm was infectious. Every time I met Laura or spoke with her, I was inspired by her. Amazing doesn’t do justice to her or her courage. I want to extend my deepest condolences to her family and friends.”