Mary Lennon at her home in Leopardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Volunteers are an essential part of research and as health journalists, we are often asked to publicise different research projects that are se(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly opposed Private Members’ Bill lifting statute of limitations on compensation on legal grounds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 200 symphysiotomy survivors and their families turned out at public meetings in Dublin and Cork yesterday to voice their disapproval at the Gover(...)

People taking part in a demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy outside Leinster House in June. Photograph: Eric Luke

The organisation representing survivors of symphysiotomy will today meet to discuss their response to the Government’s plans for survivors.Late last m(...)

 People taking part in a  demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy  outside Leinster House in June. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed a judge to examine the feasibility of a compensation scheme for women who underwent symphysiotomies, a controversial chil(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly suggested appointing a judge who could mediate between the women who had symphysiotomies and the hospitals. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Demands by women who had symphysiotomies have met “a brick wall wrapped in cotton wool” during a meeting with Minister for Health James Reilly, a g(...)

 Members of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy group  Ellen O' Brien and Rita McCann at Leinster House before a briefing for Oireachtas members and staff on the issue of symphysiotomy.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Carl O'Brien The Government has accepted draft legislation that would allow women who underwent symphysiotomies - a controversial childbi(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor said the procedure has caused survivors permanent health problems. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/IRISH TIMES

A campaign group has called on the Government to support an Oireachtas Private Member’s Bill allowing survivors of a controversial childbirth proce(...)

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