Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: drawing up the proposals following receipt of a report from retired Circuit Court judge Yvonne Murphy on the options available for compensating more than 250 women who underwent the procedure.

Proposals aimed at bringing “closure” for women suffering the after-effects of symphysiotomies, the controversial child(...)

A Famine village near Lough Dan, Co Wicklow. There may be a connection between the Famine and the prevalence among Irish people of cardiovascular and other diseases

A little-known legacy of the Great Famine may be the exceptionally high levels of mental illness amongst later generations of Irish people, both at ho(...)

Women taking part in a public demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy outside Leinster Houselast month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Women who underwent symphysiotomies by having their pelvises unnecessarily broken during childbirth should be paid damages of up to €450,000, accordin(...)