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#Marie O'Connor

# marie-oconnor - Monday 28 November, 2016

Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn

Last week 399 women who had the procedure were awarded up to €150,000 in compensation – but almost a third of applicants to the scheme were rejected.

# marie-oconnor - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Who are the 30%ers?

A new movement is pushing for gender balance in the corporate world.

# marie-oconnor - 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.

# marie-oconnor - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'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.

# marie-oconnor - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews

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

# marie-oconnor - Saturday 6 April, 2013

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal

Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.

# marie-oconnor - Friday 5 April, 2013

Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision

Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.

# marie-oconnor - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Author of symphysiotomy report "anxious" to meet survivors

Oonagh Walsh, who is seeking consultation on her draft report on symphysiotomy, said that she is “very anxious to meet with survivors”.

# marie-oconnor - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Survivors of symphysiotomy take next step in search for justice

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.