Only connect (for cercival cancer)…

Here’s a story we covered earlier now in the Irish Times

The protest over the decision by Minister for Health Mary Harney to scrap the introduction of a cervical cancer vaccine programme for 12-year-old girls next year is due to take place at 2pm today on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The rally has unusually been organised on the internet through a discussion group on the social networking site Facebook and the Feminist Open Forum. Shauneen Armstrong, who set up the Facebook group at lunchtime on Wednesday, said it already had 2,000 members.

We await the actual results. But if you do go along, you can upload your pics to the appropriate Flickr group and let us know… Or if you can’t be there, you might register support by joining the Facebook group here

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty