The Survivors of Symphysiotomy group has previously campaigned for justice for women who had the procedure. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) with lifelong pain after an allegedly unjustified symphysiotomy was performed on her at a Dublin(...)

In practice, women in Ireland have little choice about how, when and where to give birth. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) service”. The barbaric practice of symphysiotomy is still costing taxpayers millions. Every time a problem(...)

John Rogers SC told the High Court his client had a non-emergency symphysiotomy which has left her with life-long pain, incontinence and restricted mobility. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A woman who claims there was no justification for a symphysiotomy performed on her 12 days before(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross welcomed the settlement and said it was a difficult case. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A 71-year-old woman who claimed there was no justification for the symphysiotomy carried out on(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of Survivors of Symphysiotomy: said many members had struggled with applications to the scheme as they were finding it to difficult to access their medical records. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) symphysiotomy cases and to establish a process whereby perpetrators (including medical personnel) can be(...)

 The Coombe  Hospital in Dublin.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An elderly woman who clains there was no justification for a symphysiotomy carried out on her after(...)

Power to the people: water-charge protesters on Merrion Square. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Anadolu/Getty

Magdalene women, the women mutilated by barbaric symphysiotomy, the children growing up in direct provision(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross has fixed the rate of return or discount in the Gill Russell case, a test case, at 1 per cent.

(...) dystocia and was born after his mother had a symphysiotomy.He was transferred to Cork University Hospital(...)

Marie O’Connor, chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy said there may be women who are unaware the procedure was carried out on them. Photograph: Eric Luke

A group representing survivors of symphysiotomy has called on the Government to extend the deadline(...)

Some applicants may be allowed an extra month to apply, if the assessor, retired High Court judge Maureen Harding Clark agrees “exceptional circumstances” are involved. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The vast majority of women who had symphysiotomies have applied for payments under the Government’s redress scheme.Over 360 applications had been rec(...)