Post-Show Discussion Videos

From the Daughters of the Revolution Post-Show Discussion on how to improve maternity services in Ireland

Harbour Playhouse, Dublin in March 2016


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Full Post-Show Video






Full performance script of Daughters of the Revolution is available here.




Film Production with thanks to Paula Geraghty at Trade Union TV



Philomena Canning: A midwife with over 30 years’ experience. She has practiced abroad in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, including with Aboriginal people in the remote Australian central dessert for 4 years, and at home in Ireland in homebirth practice for 14yrs. Philomena is the co-founder and chair of Midwives for Choice.


Paula Barry: Research Midwife, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital. Paula has become passionate about Midwifery practice with particular interest in antenatal and intrapartum care. She embraces the philosophy of pregnancy and birth being a normal, healthy, life event for most women and constantly strives to protect and promote the autonomous role of the Midwife. Paula in her role as Practice Development Co-ordinator has been instrumental in many developments to enhance the provision of maternity care at the CWIUH.


Marie O’Connor: Sociologist, health correspondent, and Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy.  She is the author of Women and Birth: A National Study of Intentional Home Birth in Ireland, Birth Tides: turning towards home birth (1995), and Bodily Harm: Symphysiotomy and Pubiotomy in Ireland 1944–92 (2011).

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