The Walsh Report Ireland

The Walsh terms of reference were defective. Crucially, they excluded survivor testimony, which would have nullified the report’s most fundamental findings, that symphysiotomy was done mainly as an emergency procedure and that it was ‘safer’ than Caesarean section. Hospital reports

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Irish Times Opinion covering the Walsh Report and lifting the statute bar in Ireland

OPINION:A lobby group wants the statute of limitations to be temporarily lifted for survivors of what were covert, unnecessary and injurious operations. Mon, Sep 17, 2012 A YOUNG, healthy woman expecting her second child, and a repeat Caesarean section, was

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Draft: Shortened Walsh Report now online

Draft Report on Symphysiotomy in Ireland from 1944 to 1984   Please note: This report is disputed by SOS Ireland and is provided as an aide to researchers and those studying the subject. The report is in no way endorsed by

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Press release: Symphysiotomy survivors express concerns at the publication of the draft Walsh Report into the practice of Symphysitomy in Ireland

The Walsh Report on symphysiotomy has been given a lukewarm response by survivors of the operation across Ireland. The body representing survivors and their families, Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS) have described the report as ‘a damp squib from a slow

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Cork Independent: SOS Survivor Eileen Murphy critical of ministerial inaction and the findings of the draft Walsh Report

A Cork woman who underwent the controversial operation symphysiotomy in 1961 has said it ruined her life and has caused her constant pain ever since, but she does not expect any redress to follow publication of a new report on

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