Ep 335 “We need to ask more questions” – Vicky Phelan on the power of speaking out


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In 2018, Limerick woman Vicky Phelan became a household name as Irish women's voice for justice, when she chose to speak out and lift the lid on what has become one of the greatest political and medical scandals of our time. In today’s podcast she talks to Róisín about her memoir ‘Overcoming’, which details her remarkable personal story from her early life and a life-threatening accident, through to motherhood, a battle with depression and later, her devastating discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances. Plus: Orna Mulcahy, a managing editor here at the Irish Times, chats to Róisín about the dangers of inputting too much personal data to pregnancy and period-tracker apps, Culture Night 2019 and Dublin’s newest museum, MoLi.

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