The Inquiry into the conduct of Drogheda obstetrician Dr Michael Neary has appealed to former patients and hospital staff to come forward with information.
The inquiry is trying to establish how Dr Neary managed to carry out so many caesarean hysterectomies at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda without causing alarm.
It was established by the Minister for Health & Children, Micheál Martin, arising from the Report of the Fitness to Practice Committee of the Medical Council on complaints against Dr Neary.
That Report found Dr Neary guilty of professional misconduct in relation to ten patients, and the Medical Council erased his name from the Register of Medical Practitioners.
The Inquiry is being chaired by Judge Maureen Harding Clark and, having conducted extensive preliminary investigations, is now inviting members of the public with information relevant to its Terms of Reference to come forward in order to make statements, and to be available for interview.