Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan to speak in Nenagh

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Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan to speak in Nenagh

Vicky Phelan

Campaigner Vicky Phelan the woman who blew the lid off the cervical check scandal, is to visit Nenagh next week to meet local people and groups to discuss her story and why she is fighting for justice for the victims of the scandal.

Ms Phelan will also outline why she believes that vaccinations are so important to help protect future generations from cancer.

Her story is truly remarkable as she took on the health service and the state to win her case while also refusing to give in to any confidentiality clauses in order to ensure her story could be told. As a result of this, many more women and families affected by the cervical check screening process failures have also been able to come forward.

She has fought to ensure that all the women affected and their families are now getting the supports they deserve and also that legal processes are being put in place to ensure women shouldn’t have to go through court cases in their fight for justice.

She is visiting the town at the invitation of local Labour TD Alan Kelly, the party's Spokesperson on Health.

She will be speaking in the Abbey Court Hotel at 7.30pm on Thursday, September 13. The event is open to the public and admission is free.