The public will be able to watch Vicky Phelan receive the Freedom of Limerick when the ceremony will be streamed online.
The brave campaigner and mother of two, from Kilkenny, have been hailed as “inspirational”.
The Limerick Freedom Awards for Vicky Phelan will be available to watch online on Limerick.ie on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 18:30.
The ceremony was condensed as it was scheduled when the Covid-19 restrictions went into effect.
And the board felt it was necessary to maintain these arrangements for the event.
The Freedom of Limerick is the highest honor that can be given to an individual by the Limerick City and County Council.
The honor is awarded only to those who have made a special or unique contribution to the common good or to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Limerick.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler described Phelan as an “inspiration” and said her work was life-changing.
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“Vicky Phelan is an inspiration to all of us,” he said. She is a tireless advocate for women affected by the Cervical Screening scandal, and her work covers Limerick’s Freedom, and how women should be treated.
“Her work changed the life and saved an Irish woman’s life and helped us talk about the end of life in an important way, thereby contributing to the affluence and equality of Irish society. more equal.
“Despite her health, she continued to face her challenges with a will and determination that won the love, admiration and respect of the people of Limerick, Ireland and the world.”
‘WORST TO USE’
Accepting the nomination from the Mayor in December, Vicky said: “I am thoroughly honored and delighted to accept your offer to bestow on me the title of Liberal of Limerick, for two reasons.
“First of all, only four women before me have been honored with this title, and second, I’m so proud of Kilkenny who brought her home to Limerick.
“I’ve always felt welcome and accepted in Limerick, before I became a public figure, so I would be absolutely delighted to accept the offer.”
Vicky joined Presidents Michael D Higgins, Maud Gonne, Trudy Hunt, US Presidents John F Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Founding President of UL, Dr Ed Walsh, JP McManus, ball legend oval Paul O’Connell, Bill Whelan, Pat Cox and Thomas Ryan, Terry Wogan, Det Garda Jerry McCabe (awarded posthumously) and Detective Garda Ben O’Sullivan as Limerick Freedom recipients .
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