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(...)

Performance of symphysiotomy in 1960s not medical negligence Farrell v Ryan [2015]IEHC 275 (High Court, Cross(...)

Maria O’Connor of Survivors of Symphysiotomy and ICCL director Mark Kelly  speaking to media outside the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has rejected a claim by a 74-year old woman that an unjustified symphysiotomy(...)

Marie O’Connor of Survivors of Symphysiotomy: claims one woman was asked for receipts for incontinence pads  bought in the 1950s. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

(...) survivors of symphysiotomy have been ruled ineligible after it was established they did not undergo the(...)

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(...)