Marie O Connor

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Marie O’Connor: “If women want to rise to the very top they need to put themselves in a position where they are taking responsibility for entire business units and not just restricting themselves to particular areas.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Employers aren’t telepathic, and women who want to succeed in the workplace need to tell their bosses where they think they need to go next in terms o(...)

In an analysis of the boards of 31 Irish publicly quoted companies, ‘The Irish Times’ found that women accounted for shy of 16 per cent of the board seats. Photograph: iStock

When the late Gillian Bowler became the chairwoman of Irish Life & Permanent in June 2004, she was the first woman to fill that role in any Irish (...)

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. (...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor (far right) with members and supporters of  the group: The State recently claimed to the UN Women’s Committee   that in many cases consent was obtained before the pelvis-breaking procedure was performed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee found that the practice of symphysiotomy constituted torture and involuntary medical experimentation. Ireland (...)

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(...)

Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy, outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators have called on the State redress scheme for women who have survived symphysiotomy to clarify what is happening to their records. Rep(...)

Chair of Survivors of Symphysiotomy Marie O Connor. The group represents more than 350 women who are survivors of the procedure carried out during childbirth. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a “clear risk” that severe injustices will result from the proposed destruction of the medical records of women who survived symphysiotomy by(...)

Members and supporters of Survivors of Symphysiotomy protesting outside the Dáil in 2014. For a State scheme to destroy such valuable data on this involuntary childbirth surgery is to violate survivors’ human rights and obliterate the very stuff of history. Photograph: Alan Betson

The assessor to the symphysiotomy payment scheme, Maureen Harding Clark, has reaffirmed her intention to shred applicants’ unclaimed medical records. (...)

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(...)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are more women in leadership positions in companies headed by a female chief executive than a male one, according to the study

Women occupy a disproportionately low number of managerial roles across organisations in Ireland, according to a new report which finds that those who(...)

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