Judge Maureen Harding Clark: women were given the choice of having records returned or shredded. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The retired judge running the State’s symphysiotomy payment scheme has criticised “misinformation” in relation to the treatment of the personal recor(...)

Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy, outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators have called on the State redress scheme for women who have survived symphysiotomy to clarify what is happening to their records. Rep(...)

Chair of Survivors of Symphysiotomy Marie O Connor. The group represents more than 350 women who are survivors of the procedure carried out during childbirth. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a “clear risk” that severe injustices will result from the proposed destruction of the medical records of women who survived symphysiotomy by(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protesting outside the Dáil in 2014. For a State scheme to destroy such valuable data on this involuntary childbirth surgery is to violate survivors’ human rights and obliterate the very stuff of history. Photograph: Alan Betson

The assessor to the symphysiotomy payment scheme, Maureen Harding Clark, has reaffirmed her intention to shred applicants’ unclaimed medical records. (...)

Chairwoman of Survivors of Symphysiotomy Marie O’Connor said she would contact the Data Protection Commissioner on Friday about the proposed destruction of the records. Photography: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Survivors of symphysiotomy have appealed to the State’s redress scheme to reconsider its intention to destroy their medical and other records. The sc(...)

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Women occupy a disproportionately low number of managerial roles across organisations in Ireland, according to a new report which finds that those who(...)

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

Fifty-three women who applied for up to €150,000 compensation under the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy have been ruled ineligible(...)

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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 €100,000 under the terms of the Government’s redress schem(...)

Helena Morrissey: “We want sustainable change in business culture – not the appearance of change.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

If Sheryl Sandberg’s treatise to women is to Lean In to their careers, Helena Morrissey has a somewhat different piece of advice for women looking to (...)