# symphysiotomy - Today’s News
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
Survivors want the government to enter into settlement talks with them but James Reilly said it is not in the women’s best interests to lift the Statute of Limitations.
The support group says it hopes today’s Cabinet briefing and subsequent meeting won’t be just ‘box-ticking exercises’.
# symphysiotomy - Thursday 26 September, 2013
Any money should go to the women themselves, James Reilly told the Dáil today.
# symphysiotomy - Sunday 18 August, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the four Irish people detained in Cairo, arrests at Eminem’s Slane gig, and Clare getting through to the All Ireland hurling final.
One of the groups representing survivors says the system proposed by James Reilly “seeks to buy their silence”.
# symphysiotomy - Thursday 1 August, 2013
Everybody’s talking about the possible Dublin Bus strike, the pay for trainee nurses and life in prison for Ariel Castro.
After a meeting with the Health Minister today, one of the groups representing women said at no stage did Reilly condemn the practice.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 30 July, 2013
James Reilly is seeking clarification on a number of matters ahead of a final decision on redress for the women who were victims of the outdated practice of deliberately breaking a woman’s pelvis during child birth.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 23 July, 2013
Health Minister James Reilly and Minister Kathleen Lynch will meet the groups representing the women affected next Tuesday.
# symphysiotomy - Thursday 18 July, 2013
Dublin North TD Clare Daly says that any comparison between redress schemes for Magdalene and symphysiotomy survivors is ‘wholly inappropriate’.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
A survivors’ group says any proposals for a Magdalene-type scheme of redress would be “wholly inappropriate”, and has called on the Government to engage with its members.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
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A protest was held outside Leinster House today as the women fight for the right to a day in court.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
One group representing survivors has given a guarded welcome to the news, while another is uneasy about the idea.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
Symphysiotomy was a surgical procedure used in Irish maternity hospitals until 1984. It involved the unnecessary unhinging of the patient’s pelvis during or after child birth.
The Dáil’s newest member, Helen McEntee, will be formally introduced to the chamber today.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 9 April, 2013
A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.
# symphysiotomy - Saturday 6 April, 2013
# symphysiotomy - Friday 5 April, 2013
Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.
# symphysiotomy - Saturday 24 November, 2012
Extracts from a recent article by Jacqueline Morrissey published in History Ireland.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
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“Put fifty of us in a room and you’ll get different stories but the same ending. We are all cripples.”
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
During the birth of her first son Rita McCann’s pelvis was broken – on purpose by doctors, in a symphysiotomy. That was 56 years ago, but she still doesn’t know why it was done.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 17 July, 2012
The government will consider a suggestion from Gerry Adams to waive the statute of limitations for victims of the practice.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 11 July, 2012
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Olivia Kearney will receive €325,000 instead of the €450,000 awarded by the High Court in March.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 27 June, 2012
The 160 women who met last night to discuss the issue said they will not co-operate with phase two of the report.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 26 June, 2012
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 19 June, 2012
Catholic fundamentalism goes some way towards explaining the mid-set of obstetricians who performed the barbaric surgery, but it is not the entire story, writes Ruadhán Mac Aodháin.
# symphysiotomy - Friday 15 June, 2012
The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists described the procedure as an ‘exceptional and rare intervention’.
# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 13 June, 2012
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The group of women will discuss their proposed draft bill to amend the statute of limitations in relation to the pelvic operations at an Oireachtas committee hearing today.
# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
A report on the carrying out of symphysiotomies on Irish women is due in two days’ time. The government has said it is “committed to dealing with the women sensitively”.
# symphysiotomy - Sunday 1 April, 2012
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# symphysiotomy - Thursday 15 March, 2012
Symphysiotomy was a practice used during childbirth during the last century before the advent of safe Caesarean sections. However, it was used for longer in Ireland because of Catholic religious and ideological circumstances. # symphysiotomy - Wednesday 14 March, 2012
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The 18th century practice of unhinging women’s pelvises after childbirth has left many survivors with permanent damage.