Catherine Coffey from Mayfield said. “Women are dying. Labs were chosen for cost efficiency but I think there should be no cost put on human life.
Other scandals involving women were mentioned by people in the crowd and speakers, as they called on the Government and the HSE to listen to the affected cancer sufferers needs.
Kerry woman Emma Mhic Mhathuna and her five children have launched a High Court action over alleged delays relating to the smear tests.
Cork City Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald was in City Hall at the time and came out on the steps in a show of solidarity with the gathered crowd.