Women & Ag 2019: a day of hope
The conference was a day of hope and inspiration, of hard truths and reality, the highs and lows of Being Your Best You, the theme of this year’s Women & Agriculture conference, writes Ciara Leahy

We’ll be talking about Vicky Phelan in the car on the way home and for a long time after this conference.” These were the words of Ann Kehoe from Tipperary as she left the Women & Agriculture Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo last Thursday. Certainly not a sound could be heard when Vicky took to the stage to talk about the days and weeks that led up to her famous court case in April of last year, when she refused to allow a cover up of her incorrect smear results that subsequently, led to the development of her terminal cancer.

Vicky Phelan urged women in the farming community to be supportive of each other when life throws curveballs. \ Philip Doyle