A demonstration will take place at The Fairgreen in Westport on Saturday afternoon, as part of a nationwide rally against the Cervical Check scandal.

The demonstrations are being organised by the Standing4Women campaign, and will take place at 2pm Saturday in 26 counties across the country.

The organisers are calling for the new Patient Safety Bill, which will provide for mandatory open disclosure, to be enacted without any further delays.

It's understood the Health Minister Simon Harris is to bring the Bill before the Cabinet later this week, but it's unsure if it can be introduced before the Summer recess.

It emerged in April that an audit of smear tests showed 209 women with cervical cancer would have benefited from earlier treatment.

Tara Bleeks is regional organiser of Standing4Women, says Saturday's demonstration in Westport is the second of its kind, to show support for the women involved and their families...

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