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#Symphysiotomy

# symphysiotomy - Friday 26 September, 2014

“Time of the essence” in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position

The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: A woman pregnant by rape is treated as ‘a vessel and nothing more’ by Irish law

The UN criticised Ireland’s abortion laws and lambasted the State for failing “to assign any accountability” to issues like Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, child abuse and symphysiotomy.

# symphysiotomy - Monday 14 July, 2014

UN told symphysiotomy patients were ‘operated upon wide awake and often screaming’

The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.

# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Woman in intensive care bringing case against hospital over ‘unwarranted’ symphysiotomy

Noreen Burns, 83, was subjected to a symphysiotomy after her child was born by Caesarean Section in 1959.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

Survivors of Symphysiotomy reject €34 million redress scheme

There are currently up to 300 survivors alive today.

# symphysiotomy - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?

# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child’s burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

‘I was just 27 and I was butchered’: Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

‘Another non-consensual mass medical experiment’: Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews

A survivors group is accusing the Government of “hollowness”.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Bailey, John Joe Nevin, and MH370…

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge’s review

There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# symphysiotomy - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

# symphysiotomy - Monday 9 December, 2013

‘Flood of cases’ by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year

The government’s u-turn on the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year, to facilitate legal action for the women, has been described as “appalling”.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 8 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

U-turn on statute of limitations as closure sought for symphysiotomy survivors

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.

Symphysiotomy survivors to meet with Minister today

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

Minister does not want legal firms to benefit from symphysiotomy settlement

Any money should go to the women themselves, James Reilly told the Dáil today.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

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.

“We’re victims of medical negligence” – Symphysiotomy survivors reject mediation

One of the groups representing survivors says the system proposed by James Reilly “seeks to buy their silence”.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the possible Dublin Bus strike, the pay for trainee nurses and life in prison for Ariel Castro.

Symphysiotomy survivors reject Magdalene type redress scheme

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

Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday

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

Government seeks information from symphysiotomy groups ahead of decision

Health Minister James Reilly and Minister Kathleen Lynch will meet the groups representing the women affected next Tuesday.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 18 July, 2013

‘The Government is attempting to deny symphysiotomy victims access to the courts’ – Clare Daly

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

Government condemned by symphysiotomy group for “underhand approach”

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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Symphysiotomy survivors want justice for ‘barbaric’ acts

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

Mixed response from symphysiotomy survivors to lifting statute of limitations

One group representing survivors has given a guarded welcome to the news, while another is uneasy about the idea.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Government accepts Bill to allow for symphysiotomy compensation

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.

Oireachtas agenda: Symphysiotomy, WW2 deserters, and new arrivals

The Dáil’s newest member, Helen McEntee, will be formally introduced to the chamber today.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Symphysiotomy survivors call for statute bar to be set aside

A Bill will be debated in the Dáil next week.

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