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(...)

The Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme is overseen by retired High Court judge Maureen Harding Clarke. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A legal challenge to a new redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy is unlikely to proceed following clarification on the rights of those who may(...)

 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

More than 80 per cent of a group representing some of the women subjected to the medical procedure symphysiotomy have voted to reject a Government re(...)

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(...)

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(...)