WATCH: Large crowd turned out for last night's Naas march to support cervical cancer families


A march was organised in Naas yesterday evening in support of women and families adversely affected by the cervical check crisis.

The "March for Women"  began at 6.30pm and went from the Naas Court House to Lawlors.

It was organised by Louise Fitzsimons.

Speaking prior to the march, Louise said: “Emma Mhic Mhathuna has called for the HSE to be dismantled following the Cervical Check scandal that has claimed the lives of seventeen women.

“Emma, mother of five came on The Late Late and spoke about how she's going to die and be leaving her beautiful children.”

Louise continued:  “The elderly protested over medical cards. We protested over water charges. Are we not going to protest over the carelessness afforded to women's' lives?

“Are we fed up with the cover ups, the misogyny, and now the hurt and misery that has been piled upon Irish women. They were wrongly diagnosed. They were kept in the dark. To paraphrase the Board "there is something rotten in the state of Ireland ."

Encouraging people to take part, Louise said: “This could be happening to our grandmother's, mom's, sister's, daughter's, you, me. Come out Naas. Be heard. Be seen. For Emma and all others .This is not right.”

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