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. (...)

School children enjoying themselves during the Musical Adventure by RTE National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall where children from eight to twelve were introduced to the workings of the orchestra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Almost third of symphysiotomy claims unfounded, report says Over 30 per cent of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy redress scheme we(...)

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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said the number of applications to the Government’s symphysiotomy payment scheme had exceeded expectations.

Almost 400 women have received awards of more than €30 million under the Government’s symphysiotomy payment scheme, according to a report. The awards(...)

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. (...)

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(...)

Some applicants may be allowed an extra month to apply, if the assessor, retired High Court judge Maureen Harding Clark agrees “exceptional circumstances” are involved. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The vast majority of women who had symphysiotomies have applied for payments under the Government’s redress scheme.Over 360 applications had been rec(...)

Some 257 applications have been received to date for the Government’s redress scheme for women who had symphysiotomies, according to the Department of Health. Applications are being assessed by former High Court judge Maureen Harding Clark. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some 257 applications have been received to date for the Government’s redress scheme for women who had symphysiotomies, according to the Department of(...)

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