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(...)

Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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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 (...)

 Marie O’Connor of the Survivors of Symphysiotomy: asked UN for help in redress

Ireland’s refusal to admit the practice of symphysiotomy was “torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading” brought an Irish group representing survivors t(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) representative of Marie O’Connor said failure by the Government to provide ‘an effective remedy’ was at issue.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A group representing hundreds of women who had a symphysiotomy during childbirth are due to appear before a United Nations watchdog committee in Genev(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy director Marie O’Connor: “The scheme is to be run by unaccountable, faceless bureaucrats, bean-counters whose priority is cost-cutting.” Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the groups representing women who underwent symphysiotomies has rejected the ex-gratia redress scheme announced by the Government last week, w(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  SOS, (Survivors of Symphysiotomy), at  Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women who had a symphysiotomy during childbirth will qualify for compensation payments of up to €150,000 under an ex-gratia redress scheme announced (...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties has called on the UN Human Rights Committee to recommend that Ireland introduce ‘more effective, comprehensive and independent mechanisms’ for ‘truth finding and redress’ concerning vitcims of agents motivated by ‘religious ethos’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Victims who have suffered at the hands of those motivated by “religious ethos” need improved mechanisms for redress, according to a new report.The Iri(...)

Helena Morrissey: the chief executive of Newton Investment Management said the Republic lags behind the UK, with female participation on the boards of the top 25 companies at just 13 per cent.

A new group launched in Dublin last night will work towards increasing female participation on the boards of Ireland’s top 25 companies to 30 per cent(...)