Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor: said the nature of a Government redress  scheme meant “the Government is not to blame, the State did no wrong, these operations were acceptable” because the scheme offered “no accountability, no truth and no justice”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) symphysiotomy have voted to reject a Government redress scheme. The scheme, to be assessed by retired judge(...)

Maureen Harding Clark: aims to give as much in payments as possible to as many women as possible. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The vast majority of women who underwent a symphysiotomy are likely to receive an award of €100(...)

Former High Court judge Maureen Harding Clark has been appointed as an independent assessor

(...) apply.Symphysiotomy involves cutting a pregnant woman’s pubic bone to widen the birth canal.Former High(...)

 ‘The women have a right to reparations, which must be proportionate to the violence done to them.’ Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy  protesting outside  Government Buildings last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In late September, representatives of Survivors of Symphysiotomy met the Minister for Health. Most(...)

Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy Marie O’Connor  with Mary Kellaway, Betty Walshe, Margaret Sheridan, Ellen Moore and Andi Kenneally before their meeting  with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) have demanded a better redress scheme from the Minister for Health(...)

(...) laundries through the mother-and-baby homes and on to the practice of symphysiotomy,” the Dublin West TD(...)

Pro-choice demonstrators at a rally in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Erin McGuire/The Irish Times

(...) mother and baby homes…Your time was symphysiotomy…That was your time. This is our time.” Dr Ross Kelly(...)

(...) to a litany of human rights abuses, including the practice of symphysiotomy, Magdalene laundries, and(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) questioning She faced robust questioning on abortion and symphysiotomy in particular. “There is a whole series(...)

The UN Human Rights Committee report comes following questioning of an Irish Government delegation, led by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, on Ireland’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Geneval last week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The “perpetrators” of symphysiotomy should be punished and prosecuted, the United Nations has said(...)