July 5, 2020
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WIT’S Vicky named ‘Irish Mother of the Year’ for tireless campaigning on behalf of cancer victims

Mooncoin mum-of-two and Waterford Institute of Technology staff member Vicky Phelan has been recognised for her tireless campaigning after the public declared her to be the Irish Mother of the Year.

This week the RTÉ Guide announced the winner of the Celebrity Mother of the Year, an award voted on by the public – and the public chose Vicky.

“A bit of good news today!” the RTÉ Guide said, “We’re delighted to announce that @phelanvicky has won our Celebrity Mother of the Year poll.

“A true inspiration who despite personal adversity has continued to advocate for women’s health and is now encouraging us all to social-distance. Well done Vicky!”

Vicky herself took to social media to express her delight at being named Mother of the Year, especially as it is an award decided by the public.

“Thank you to EVERYONE who voted for me. This was a public vote so it makes the award very special because everything I do, I do for the public – to help people.

“It really means a lot to me to win this award and has given me such a boost. Thank you X.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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