Video: Clare Daly calls for action toward justice for survivors of symphysiotomy

Dublin North TD Clare Daly today called upon the government to take immediate steps toward justice for the survivors of symphysiotomy in Ireland. Speaking during leader’s questions the United Left Alliance TD spoke at length about the unique needs of

Irish Examiner calls for Taoiseach examine redress for symphysiotomy cases.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 In the Irish Examiner today Terry Prone calls for Enda Kenny to show leadership on the issue of symphysiotomy now that matters are beginning to come to head with the imminent publication of the Walsh Report

Video: A brutal procedure

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Paul Maguire reports on operations conducted in Irish hospitals that left women so traumatised they have been unable to talk to close friends or even family members about the procedure. Barbaric, archaic ? A midwifery of darker times. Just what

SOS Ireland hold demo at Dáil Éireann

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Survivors of Symphysiotomy recently held a colourful demonstration at Dáil Éireann in protest at the delays to their proposed change to the law on limitations in Ireland. The law aims to open up access to justice for a period of

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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

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

RTE news: SOS Campaigners renew call for independent enquiry

Campaigners seeking an independent inquiry into certain childbirth practices stepped up their battle today with the publication of a report into symphysiotomy and pubiotomy between 1944 and 1992. These procedures involved the severing of one of the pelvic joints or

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

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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