Yvonne Murphy

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Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Co Galway historian who researched the deaths of almost 800 infants and children in the Bon Secours home in Tuam from the 1920s to 1961 has welco(...)

Part of a  protest last month following the revelations about the Tuam mother-and-baby home and deaths babies in other  State-run institutions. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has appointed Judge Yvonne Murphy to chair the Commission of Investigation into mother-and-baby homes. However, speaking this afternoon(...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy director Marie O’Connor: “The scheme is to be run by unaccountable, faceless bureaucrats, bean-counters whose priority is cost-cutting.” Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the groups representing women who underwent symphysiotomies has rejected the ex-gratia redress scheme announced by the Government last week, w(...)

Marie O’Connor, chair of  SOS, (Survivors of Symphysiotomy), at  Government Buildings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women who had a symphysiotomy during childbirth will qualify for compensation payments of up to €150,000 under an ex-gratia redress scheme announced (...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: drawing up the proposals following receipt of a report from retired Circuit Court judge Yvonne Murphy on the options available for compensating more than 250 women who underwent the procedure.

Proposals aimed at bringing “closure” for women suffering the after-effects of symphysiotomies, the controversial child(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly opposed Private Members’ Bill lifting statute of limitations on compensation on legal grounds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 200 symphysiotomy survivors and their families turned out at public meetings in Dublin and Cork yesterday to voice their disapproval at the Gover(...)

People taking part in a demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy outside Leinster House in June. Photograph: Eric Luke

The organisation representing survivors of symphysiotomy will today meet to discuss their response to the Government’s plans for survivors.Late last m(...)

 People taking part in a  demonstration held by the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy  outside Leinster House in June. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has appointed a judge to examine the feasibility of a compensation scheme for women who underwent symphysiotomies, a controversial chil(...)

A file image of a protest by  the group Survivors of Symphysiotomy  outside Leinster House in Dublin, in June. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has appointed a judge to examine the feasibility of a compensation scheme for women who underwent symphysiotomies, a controversial chil(...)

John O’Shea former CEO of GOAL photographed at the funeral of Mr Justice Kevin Feeney at the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, Dublin, today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The four passions of Justice Kevin Feeney’s life “were family, friendship, work and sport,” recalled President of the High Court Justice Nicholas K(...)

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