CervicalCheck campaigner Stephen Teap has been named Cork Person of the Year.
The father-of-two lost his wife Irene to cancer in 2017.
It later emerged that she had received two incorrect smear readings from the State screening service and Mr Teap has been campaigning on behalf of all those affected by the CervicalCheck scandal ever since.
The Carrigaline native set up the 221+ support group with Vicky Phelan and Loraine Walsh and is a patient representative on the HSE CervicalCheck steering committee.
He was honoured at a special ceremony in Douglas this afternoon.
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to my friend and fellow advocate @Stephenteap on being awarded @Cork_POTY You so thoroughly deserve this award for the sacrifices that you have made and for your selflessness while always thinking of others. I am SO proud of you. Enjoy the celebrations x https://t.co/3Rd5pthUvr
— Vicky Phelan (@PhelanVicky) January 17, 2020
And the winner of Cork Person of the Year 2019 is… CervicalCheck campaigner and patient advocate Stephen Teap from Carrigaline. A huge congratulations to @StephenTeap! #CPOTY2019 #Cork pic.twitter.com/FsWT098tZH
— CorkPersonOfTheYear (@Cork_POTY) January 17, 2020
At the same ceremony well-known businessman and environmentalist Dr Tom Cavanagh was inducted into Cork’s ‘Hall of Fame.’
Broadcast john Bowman was handed the 'Honorary Corkman Award' while retiring Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy was handed the Career Award.
@RTENationwide Lovin’ being in Cork w @KennedyMary and @MartyM_RTE for Mary’s Career Award #CorkpersonoftheYear pic.twitter.com/2NZmOWUX0i
— Anne Cassin (@abcassin) January 17, 2020