“The hearts of the excellent foster parents of this country are breaking when they hear about Grace and others” - Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Government established the Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. This was to provide an alternative, non(...)

Speakers on stage at The Theatre of Change Symposium, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from left; Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) (symphysiotomy without consent or admission of wrongdoing); the legality of marital rape (until 1990(...)

Retired judge Maureen Harding Clark: critical of “long delays” between acceptance of some symphysiotomy redress offers and payment of awards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Elderly applicants to the State’s redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy are facing(...)

 Travellers are described as “one of the most marginalised and excluded...groups in Irish society”. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) calls on Ireland to “implement full and independent inquiries into the practice of symphysiotomy and(...)

Leo Varadkar said that the Cabinet had on Wednesday signed off on a supplementary estimate of € 665 million for the HSE for 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) symphysiotomy payment scheme and legal claims as well as other issues which would recur in future years. “These(...)

The Court of Appeal has upheld a hugely significant High Court decision paving the way for higher damages awards for people who suffer catastrophic injuries. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...)” delivery. He had a severe shoulder dystocia and was born after his mother had a symphysiotomy.   He(...)

(...) incarceration (the Magdalene laundries); obstetric violence (symphysiotomy without consent or admission of(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: he insisted the scheme had brought about an end to years of uncertainty and costs for the women

(...) symphysiotomy following claims that it is adversarial and demeaning. Mr Varadkar said the assessor in the scheme(...)

Retired judge Maureen Harding Clark. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Elderly applicants to the State redress scheme for survivors of Symphysiotomy have been left(...)

Bereaved parents Mark and Róisín Molloy with Amy Delahunt and Ollie Kelly: maternity practices at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, caused them great personal loss. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish hospitals. A recent High Court judgment from Mr Justice Kevin Cross, on a symphysiotomy performed(...)