Press Release

Tánaiste welcomes and supports the Irish Cancer Society’s cervical smear awareness campaign

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, welcomes and supports the Irish Cancer Society’s cervical smear awareness campaign, particularly in the context of the preparations she has instructed for a National Cervical Screening Programme for 2008.

“This advanced awareness-raising by the Irish Cancer Society will help in the effectiveness of the National Programme,” the Tánaiste said.

“I also look forward to receiving as soon as possible expert advice on the public service use of the new vaccine product aimed at reducing cervical cancer.”