ICA will not let screening issue rest

TDs can expect a deluge of letters from their constituents in the coming weeks asking them to lobby the Minister for Health on behalf of ICA’s campaign on breast screening.

Over 500 delegates from all over the country attending the Spring Council Meeting of the ICA on Saturday heard Anne Murray, ICA National President, spoke on the ICA’s campaign for a National Breast Screening Service.

She called for an end to the discrimination against women over 65 who are precluded from this screening.

The meeting, which was held in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, was formally opened by Judge Mary Martin who also addressed the delegates. Also on Saturday’s agenda were reports on the association’s involvement in: consumer issues, agriculture and fisheries, international affairs and arts.

The launch of a major fundraising project to fund for the development of the organisation also took place.

The ICA’s psychologist was in attendance and available for members and their families to avail of her service. In the afternoon the psychologist spoke on suicide warning signs.

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