Ó Caoláin welcomes government decision not to oppose Bill
The reported Government decision not to oppose the Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013 has been welcomed by its proposer Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson.
He said: “The reported decision of Government not to oppose the Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013 would be a step towards justice and truth for the survivors of the barbaric act of symphysiotomy.
“This would mean that the Bill will pass Second Stage in the Dáil and be referred to Committee. There should be no question of shelving the Bill at this stage. I urge that Committee Stage be scheduled as soon as possible and that the Government should facilitate its passage there also, with amendments if required.
“I pay tribute to the heroic women survivors of symphysiotomy, to tireless campaigners on their behalf and to those Oireachtas members who have worked together in recent years to advance their cause.” ENDS