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(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS). Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State scheme to compensate women left physically and psychologically damaged by symphysiotomy procedures during childbirth has been urged by a gro(...)

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(...)

Retired judge Maureen Harding Clark: critical of “long delays” between acceptance of some symphysiotomy redress offers and payment of awards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Elderly applicants to the State’s redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy are facing solicitors’ bills, even though the State pays solicitors d(...)

 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(...)

Preserved skulls in a Catholic church in Nyamata, Rwanda. Former International Criminal Court judge Maureen Harding Clark said “the international community doesn’t do collective blame, even though individual world leaders are queueing up to say they are sorry”. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

People’s failure to respond when atrocities occur is rooted in a fear of losing their own humanity when confronting evil, a former judge of the Int(...)

 Ms Justice Maureen Harding Clark

In a written judgement published in February, High Court judge Ms Justice Maureen Harding Clark aimed withering criticism at the Refugee Appeal(...)