Clark Harding

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Demonstrators take part in a protest held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy outside Leinster House in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Medical Council says it is carefully considering a Government-commissioned report questioning the accuracy of medical reports submitted to a redre(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: A report by the assessor of the State’s  symphysiotomy scheme was rejected as “whitewash” by a survivors group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Up to 30 symphysiotomy cases remain before the courts following the completion of the Government’s redress scheme for women who had the procedure. (...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark: after  analysis of the evidence, she found no general pattern of injury. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If you have followed the debate around symphysiotomy in recent years, you will probably understand this to be a David-and-Goliath struggle pitting a s(...)

An official report says over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme were unfounded. File photograph: Getty Images

Over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme were unfounded, as the women were unable to show they had the proced(...)

Judge Maureen Harding Clark said one woman wrote to say she would buy a “special hat”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The assessor of the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme has said she hopes it will quell the hurt and anger of the elderly women affected and br(...)

The chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital has  dismissed as sensational the “tale of nuns attempting to control Irish maternity services”. However, history shows that ethos affects treatment. File photograph:  Dave Meehan

The Institute of Obstetricians has expressed concern that St Vincent’s hospital, which is owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, will govern the N(...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: he insisted the scheme had brought about an end to years of uncertainty and costs for the women

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has refused to intervene in the Government scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy following claims that it is adversar(...)

Retired judge Maureen Harding Clark. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Elderly applicants to the State redress scheme for survivors of Symphysiotomy have been left waiting for awards for over seven months because of the f(...)

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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