Vicky Phelan announces book tour around Ireland to mark launch of 'Overcoming' 1 month ago

Vicky Phelan announces book tour around Ireland to mark launch of 'Overcoming'

Eason Ireland has announced that Vicky Phelan will embark on a book tour around the country.

The news was announced today, confirming that Vicky will visit Dublin, Cork and Limerick for a "series of conversation events" to celebrate the release of her book, Overcoming.

The book, in which Phelan tells her own remarkable personal story, details the activist's struggle with depression, her experience of motherhood, and the court case that made her a household name.

One of the 220+ women who were given false-negative results amidst the CervicalCheck scandal, Phelan made it her duty to expose the failings of Ireland's cervical screening programme and to ensure that this never happened to another woman again.

Her has partnered with Easons Ireland and Hatchette Ireland ahead of the upcoming book launch and what an honour it is to highlight Vicky's story.

The synopsis for Overcoming reads:

"When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our time.

"Since then, Vicky has become women's voice for justice on the issue, and her system-changing activism has made her a household name.

"An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life - and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times."

 

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Eason Presents: Vicky Phelan Join Vicky Phelan in Dublin,Cork & Limerick this September for a series of in conversation events to celebrate the release of her memoir ‘Overcoming’. • Dublin, Clontarf Castle, 15th September, 2.30pm in conversation with Mary Kennedy. • Cork, Radisson Blu, 22nd September, 2.30pm in conversation with Elaine Crowley. • Limerick, Castletroy Hotel, 29th September, 2.30pm For tickets & more info please head over to our website at www.easons.com/events. In partnership with @herdotie. @hachetteireland When Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. It would emerge that, like Vicky, 220 other women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer were not informed that a clinical audit -carried out by the national screen programme CervicalCheck - had revised their earlier, negative smear tests. Their cancers could possibly have been preventable. Since then, Vicky has become women's voice for justice on the issue, and her system-changing activism has made her a household name. In her memoir Overcoming , Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her history-making legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life - and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times.

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Overcoming is set to be released in September.

The tour will begin in Clontarf Castle in Dublin and end in Castletroy Hotel in Limerick. For more information on dates and venues, visit here.

You can preorder the book from Eason here.