Tristan Forde

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Coca-Cola: the company’s original recipe, in the 1880s, included cocaine. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The Coca-Cola Company is considering putting drugs back into its soft drinks. The world’s largest drinks firm, whose original recipe, more than a cent(...)

Marijuana plants stand in a US grow facility. Restricted use still applies in Ireland Photograph: /Bloomberg

The use of medicinal forms of cannabis continues to be very restricted in Ireland in spite of moves to permit their use in limited circumstances. Min(...)

Yvonne Cahalane with Tristan Forde (3) and his brother Oscar (5) at home in Dunmanway, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The last two Decembers have been the best and worst of times for Yvonne Cahalane and her husband John Forde. In December 2015, she set out with their(...)

 Student Seán Fenton: “I noticed a huge difference straight away. My head was clearer. I didn’t get as many seizures and those I did get went away more quickly.” Photograph: Liam Burke/Press

A 19-year-old Leaving Cert student from Cork says the use of medicinal cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of epilepsy has given him a realistic shot a(...)

Tristan Forde from Dunmanway, Co Cork, with his mother   Yvonne Cahalane.

A three-year-old boy with a catastrophic form of epilepsy has become the first person in Ireland to be legally allowed use marijuana for medicinal pur(...)