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Rows cloud justice for ageing survivors

Divisions among the groups representing symphysiotomy victims are hindering the search for a resolution, writes Michael Brennan.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

27th July, 2014
Women protest against symphysiotomy and demand justice for survivors outside Leinster House last year. Picture: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described it repeatedly as a ''barbaric act.

But divisions between the groups representing the women who underwent the procedure of symphysiotomy are threatening the prospects of ending an agonising search for a solution.

Two groups are recommending acceptance of the government's €34 million compensation scheme; another is urging survivors to reject it.

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