Vicky Phelan with her husband Jim, daughter Amelia and son Darragh, after turning on the Christmas lights in Limerick on Sunday Nov 18 th 2018.
Vicky Phelan, who highlighted the CervicalCheck scandal, has been named by the BBC as one of its 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world in 2018.
#cervicalcancer campaigner Vicky has been included in this international list of women, chosen in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society. The women come from all over the world and work in many varied fields, both voluntarily and professionally, and all have made a profound difference to others through their endeavours.
Vicky who is 44-years-old was chosen for exposing the #cervicalcheckscandal after discovering that she had been given an incorrect smear result. She refused to be silenced by an attempted gagging order after she took her case to court and this led to the revelation that other women had been denied the truth, to be exact 221 women so far.
Their entry on Ms Phelan reads:
75) Vicky Phelan, 44 – Educational manager, Ireland.
Vicky exposed the CervicalCheck Screening scandal in Ireland, after discovering she and hundreds of other women were not told they had been given incorrect smear test results.
16 years experience.