Vicky Phelan has said she used to carry keys in her hands when out running alone and fears for her daughter’s safety in the wake of the recent attacks on women.
The women’s health campaigner was speaking ahead of a ceremony to award her the Freedom of Limerick later today.
Speaking to Newstalk Breakfast this morning she said: I’ve just been watching the news there in the last day or two and those attacks that have happened, Jesus you have to wonder, what’s the world coming to”
“It’s not enough to be telling girls to protect themselves and go off and do all these self-defence classes, its up to men”
She went on to say she knows its not all men but unfortunately its women who are bearing the brunt of this and who are having to adjust their lives.
“I know what that fear is like, I remember going out running and I always had the key between my fingers and I was constantly looking over my shoulder. No man has to do that”
In the full interview Vicky spoke about how she is deeply honoured to receive the Freedom of Limerick and her experiences with the cervical check tribunal.