Vicky Phelan Freedom of Limerick ceremony is to be streamed live on Limerick.ie this Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6.30pm. Vicky pictured above in 2018 when University of Limerick (UL) conferred her honorary doctorate. Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media.
Vicky Phelan Freedom of Limerick ceremony to be streamed live on Limerick.ie
The Freedom of Limerick ceremony for Vicky Phelan will be streamed online on Limerick.ie on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6.30pm.
The Vicky Phelan Freedom of Limerick ceremony which has been condensed as it was arranged when COVID-19 restrictions were in effect and the Council felt it appropriate to maintain these arrangements for the event.
The honor is reserved for those who have made exceptional or unique contributions to the common good or to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the life of Limerick.
Vicky is being honored for her work in uncovering the Cervical Check scandal and her tireless advocacy and support of other women who have been affected and are fighting for justice, as well as advocating for the rights of terminally ill people to end their suffering and the health campaigner will become the fifth woman recipient of the honor.
The Freedom of Limerick ceremony for Vicky Phelan will be streamed online on https://t.co/X88qCMftfY on Thursday 03 February 2022 from 6.30pm.
— Limerick Council – Comhairle Luimnigh (@LimerickCouncil) February 1, 2022
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “Vicky Phelan is an inspiration to all of us. She is a tireless fighter for women who have been affected by the Cervical Check scandal, and her work encapsulates the Freedom of Limerick, and how women should be treated.”
“Her work has transformed the lives and saved the lives of Irish women and helped us talk of end of life in an important way, in turn helping to make Irish society a richer and more equal.”
“Despite her own health, she continues to face her challenges head on with a drive and determination that has won the love, admiration and respect of the people of Limerick, Ireland and the world.”
Accepting the nomination from the Mayor, Vicky Phelan said “I would be absolutely honored and delighted to accept your offer of bestowing on me the title of Freedom of Limerick, for two reasons. The first being that, there have only been four women before me who have been honored with this title, and secondly, I am a very proud blow-in from Kilkenny who has made her home in Limerick. I have always felt welcomed and accepted in Limerick, ever before I became this public figure so I would be absolutely thrilled to accept the offer.”
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