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#Symphysiotomy

# symphysiotomy - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard
# Mairead Enright
# Mairead Enright

Column: 'Hands off' symphysiotomy judgement did not hold Ireland to any rigorous standard

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 9,925 Views 2 Comments

“It also suggests that if we want survivors to be treated properly, we need to hold the state to the highest possible standards in the Oireachtas.”

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 10 December, 2020

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible
# ECHR
# ECHR

European Court of Human Rights declares complaints by Irish symphysiotomy victims as inadmissible

Dec 10th 2020, 10:02 AM 27,429 Views 15 Comments

The three women from Dublin, Cork and Meath had sought damages from the State.

# symphysiotomy - Monday 28 November, 2016

Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn
# Clark Report
# Clark Report

Symphysiotomy group calls for claims in redress report to be withdrawn

Nov 28th 2016, 4:19 PM 7,939 Views 23 Comments

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.

# symphysiotomy - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

5 women due compensation for 'barbaric and cruel' childbirth procedure died before receiving it

Nov 23rd 2016, 10:20 AM 12,770 Views 25 Comments

“The sons and daughters of these women feel that their mothers’ suffering never received any acknowledgment or recognition.”

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures
# Compensation
# Compensation

State apology: 399 women given up to €150,000 each for symphysiotomy procedures

Nov 22nd 2016, 4:16 PM 13,844 Views 23 Comments

However Marie O’Connor, spokesperson for a symphysiotomy group, described the grants as “an official whitewash”.

# symphysiotomy - Monday 21 March, 2016

Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are the medical records of the symphysiotomy victims being destroyed?

Mar 21st 2016, 7:30 PM 63 Views 23 Comments

Women who submitted their own medical records did so in the belief that they would be returned. So what’s gone wrong, asks Dr Vicky Conway.

# symphysiotomy - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records
# Shredding Dispute
# Shredding Dispute

Irish women brutally injured during childbirth given another three weeks to claim records

Feb 27th 2016, 11:38 AM 12,162 Views 7 Comments

The move comes after symphysiotomy survivors objected to an online notice warning them that unclaimed medical records would be destroyed.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth could see their medical records being shredded

Feb 25th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,418 Views 10 Comments

Symphysiotomy survivors are urging the state’s redress scheme not to go ahead with plans to destroy unclaimed medical documents.

# symphysiotomy - Friday 1 May, 2015

'Devastating': 74-year-old woman loses symphysiotomy case
# Test Case
# Test Case

'Devastating': 74-year-old woman loses symphysiotomy case

May 1st 2015, 7:20 PM 17,221 Views 37 Comments

Campaigners for survivors of the procedure say this is “symptomatic of the ongoing absence of effective remedies” for other women in her situation.

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"
# Court
# Court

"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"

Feb 3rd 2015, 5:08 PM 11,501 Views 0 Comments

A symphysiotomy case settled in the High Court for undisclosed fee

# symphysiotomy - Friday 30 January, 2015

'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself'
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself'

Jan 30th 2015, 4:11 PM 19,128 Views 0 Comments

The case currently being heard in the High Court is the first of its kind against a hospital.

'I could no longer dance': Survivor of symphysiotomy takes case against hospital
# Courts
# Courts

'I could no longer dance': Survivor of symphysiotomy takes case against hospital

Jan 30th 2015, 9:58 AM 7,024 Views 0 Comments

The woman is taking a case against the Coombe Hospital, which denies all charges.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Many symphysiotomy survivors still don't know what happened to them

Jan 18th 2015, 10:00 AM 9,653 Views 4 Comments

There has been some difficulty in those who underwent the procedure accessing their medical records.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 4 December, 2014

At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme
# Deadline
# Deadline

At least 257 symphysiotomy survivors apply for redress scheme

Dec 4th 2014, 7:55 AM 3,660 Views 5 Comments

The scheme has been criticised by some advocates for symphysiotomy survivors.

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Women "butchered" by symphysiotomy reject Government scheme
# Oppressive
# Oppressive

Women "butchered" by symphysiotomy reject Government scheme

Nov 16th 2014, 4:49 PM 8,719 Views 42 Comments

The terms the Government is offering are flawed and “oppressive” according to survivors.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Survivors of symphysiotomy call for scheme's expiry date to be lifted
# Deadline
# Deadline

Survivors of symphysiotomy call for scheme's expiry date to be lifted

Nov 13th 2014, 3:06 PM 3,786 Views 35 Comments

Women have 20 days to sign up the redress scheme.

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

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

Nov 6th 2014, 11:15 AM 278,283 Views 83 Comments

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

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?
# Redress
# Redress

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

Nov 6th 2014, 10:23 AM 6,105 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

# symphysiotomy - Friday 26 September, 2014

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die
# Childbirth
# Childbirth

"Time of the essence" in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

Sep 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 5,864 Views 3 Comments

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

# symphysiotomy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Sep 11th 2014, 8:56 PM 9,136 Views 4 Comments

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
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

Jul 29th 2014, 9:57 PM 5,817 Views 15 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 24th 2014, 10:50 PM 10,202 Views 83 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

Jul 24th 2014, 1:31 PM 8,512 Views 11 Comments

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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 530 Views 142 Comments

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'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

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

Jul 14th 2014, 10:50 PM 22,462 Views 25 Comments

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
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Woman in intensive care bringing case against hospital over 'unwarranted' symphysiotomy

Jul 9th 2014, 6:15 AM 13,990 Views 7 Comments

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

Jul 6th 2014, 7:12 PM 13,217 Views 46 Comments

There are currently up to 300 survivors alive today.

# symphysiotomy - Saturday 5 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,997 Views 6 Comments

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
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 9,030 Views 2 Comments

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

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 PM 8,327 Views 15 Comments

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

# symphysiotomy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Jun 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,757 Views 31 Comments

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
# Means Tested
# Means Tested

Symphysiotomy survivors are being assessed for medical card reviews

May 15th 2014, 6:54 PM 8,074 Views 21 Comments

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

# symphysiotomy - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 6th 2014, 7:55 PM 19,487 Views 1 Comment

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

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge's review
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

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

Apr 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,683 Views 10 Comments

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
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,551 Views 19 Comments

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
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 172 Views 5 Comments

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?
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

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

Dec 29th 2013, 10:30 AM 8,423 Views 14 Comments

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
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

'Flood of cases' by symphysiotomy survivors expected in courts next year

Dec 9th 2013, 11:12 AM 5,987 Views 16 Comments

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”.

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