Offaly protest calling for accountability over Cervical Check scandal takes place this week

The Cervical Check scandal saw hundreds of women going undiagnosed

Justin Kelly

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Offaly protest calling for accountability over Cervical Check scandal takes place this week

Offaly protest calling for accountability over Cervical Check scandal takes place this week

A group of women called Standing 4 Women, have organised an event for 5pm on Wednesday May 30, in Tullamore to protest at the government's handling of the Cervical Check scandal.

The scandal centred on the fact that hundreds of women went on undiagnosed after receiving false negatives or inaccurate results from their Cervical Check test. 18 women affected by the mistakes have now passed away. 

The Offaly protest, #Assemble4Action, asks attendees to wear red, while similar events will take place all over the country, including outside the Dail.

"We implore you to show your support for the families and women affected and demand change with us. Wear red on the day, post your support on social media. Help us make so much noise that the Dáil cannot refuse to listen to us anymore," organisers have said.

"For the 209 women involved in this scandal and the 18 who have lost their lives because of it, we stand with you and your families," an organiser of the Offaly protest said.

"This had every women in the country on standby to see if they were affected, and we want people to own up to their actions and not rewarded with fat pensions," they added.

You can support the campaign and the Offaly protest on social media using the hashtags #Standing4Women #Assemble4Action or by attending the protest at 5pm on Wednesday.

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