Vera Twomey

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A rally in support of Ava Barry held at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin on Saturday, September 16th saw a crowd of about 120 gathered at 2pm. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

A rally in central Dublin is being held in support of seizure-sufferer Ava Barry (7) on Saturday afternoon calling on the Government to allow her acce(...)

Margaret McElligott from  Kilflynn, Co Kerry, with her 16-year-old girl, Tina, who is the world’s oldest sufferer of a rare genetic condition Alpers Syndrome. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

An opposition Bill which would legalise cannabis for medical use is being “run into the ground” by Government, the TD behind it has warned. Gino Kenn(...)

Cork woman Vera Twomey at Dublin airport holding up a prescription for  cannabis which she received in Barcelona. Screengrab: The Irish Times

Customs officers have seized medicinal cannabis at Dublin airport, brought into Ireland by a woman looking for access to the drug for her young daught(...)

Anti-water charges protesters in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

About 10,000-15,000 water charges protesters marched in Dublin on Saturday, in what some called the “final push” against the levies. The demonstratio(...)

Jesse Stanley: ‘the Government has created a black market  by making cannabis illegal’.

Ireland could raise hundreds of millions of euro in much-needed tax revenues by legalising cannabis, according to a leading US entrepreneur in the bu(...)

A variety of cannabis-containing products are in development, and one - Sativex - has already been licensed in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cannabis is in the news these days, with campaigns underway on both sides of the Border for its legalisation for medicinal use. Mothers such as Cork(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: cannot give a commitment legislation for use of medicinal cannabis will be completed within the 12 weeks pledged by Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he cannot give a commitment that legislation to allow for the use of medicinal cannabis will be completed within the 12 (...)

 Vera Twomey with People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny at Leinster House, Dublin after they walked from Cork to Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A programme to allow patients with specific conditions access to medicinal cannabis could be in place by autumn, the Oireachtas health committee has b(...)

 Vera Twomey    with her daughter Ava, who suffers from Dravet’s Syndrome: Ms Twomey  is   walking to Dublin in support of the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. File photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Families seeking to treat their sick children with medicinal cannabis are being subjected to ripoffs and misleading information, the mother of the fir(...)

 People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny (3rd from left) with  Dr Cathal O’Suilliobhain, Mark Gaynor,  from Galway and Vera Twomey, from Cork, at the launch of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Bill 2016 in November. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based products. He plans to implement a Health Products(...)

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