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# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 21 October, 2013

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?
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# Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 21st 2013, 9:30 PM 36,899 Views 263 Comments

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland
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# Protest

Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland

Jun 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 21,473 Views 105 Comments

The independent TD is bringing forward a bill to legalise the drug later this year and will speak at the seventh annual Legalise Cannabis Ireland protest in Dublin later today.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Supreme Court: Ireland has a right to life, not a right to die

Apr 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,926 Views 43 Comments

There was standing-room only in the small courtroom on Monday morning as the 7 judges ruled that Marie Fleming, who has MS, did not have the right to end her own life with help from her partner.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 29 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

Apr 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,112 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 149 Views 38 Comments

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Supreme Court to deliver verdict in ‘right to die’ case next week

Apr 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,257 Views 24 Comments

The court will deliver a verdict in the case of Marie Fleming who is seeking to overturn the ban on assisted suicide.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today
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# Courts

'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today

Feb 26th 2013, 9:28 AM 4,569 Views 23 Comments

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, wants to overturn the laws which make it a criminal offence to help someone take their own life.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Government will seek to legalise some cannabis-based products
# Legalize It
# Legalize It

Government will seek to legalise some cannabis-based products

Sep 11th 2012, 8:20 PM 11,640 Views 70 Comments

The Department of Health has said it will bring forward legislative proposals later this year or early next year to allow cannabis-based medicinal products to be prescribed here.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities
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From The Daily Edge
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

Jul 29th 2012, 10:00 AM 5,736 Views 5 Comments

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Increased demand for MS services 'reflect difficult times'
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Increased demand for MS services 'reflect difficult times'

May 30th 2012, 3:33 PM 2,736 Views 5 Comments

MS Ireland is calling for improved access to medication for people with MS.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 20 May, 2012

No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland

May 20th 2012, 10:30 AM 4,080 Views 28 Comments

The oral spray Sativex is already available in the UK and preparing to launch in other EU states as a pain treatment for MS patients.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Calls for controversial MS treatment to be made available in Ireland
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Calls for controversial MS treatment to be made available in Ireland

Mar 17th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,065 Views 10 Comments

MS Ireland has led calls for the drug Gilenya to be made available here after a decision by regulators in the UK. But a European agency has been investigating the manufacturer after reports of the drug’s possible role in the death of 11 people.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug
# Medical Marijuana
# Medical Marijuana

Government examining whether to approve cannabis-based drug

Feb 21st 2012, 10:19 AM 3,757 Views 55 Comments

Minister Róisín Shortall has said the Department of Health is looking at the issues involved in controlling the sale of medical marijuana products.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 20 January, 2012

European agency investigates Novartis drug following 11 deaths
# Novartis
# Novartis

European agency investigates Novartis drug following 11 deaths

Jan 20th 2012, 10:02 PM 5,853 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency is investigating the drug Gilenya, used to treat a severe type of multiple sclerosis, to establish if it linked to the deaths of at least 11 patients.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Government considers approval of cannabis-based drug
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Government considers approval of cannabis-based drug

Sep 24th 2011, 12:58 PM 1,177 Views 43 Comments

Calls for ‘cannabinoid’ medicine currently available in Spain and the UK to be introduced in Ireland to help alleviate the symptoms of MS.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

New use for Botox in Ireland
# Botox
# Botox

New use for Botox in Ireland

Aug 30th 2011, 1:48 PM 1,911 Views 2 Comments

The drug can now be used to treat urinary incontinence in patients with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Government may move to allow prescribed cannabis into Ireland
Live Apr 12th 2011, 10:05 AM

Government may move to allow prescribed cannabis into Ireland

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 4 April, 2011

European Ombudsman 'touched' by Irishman who can't bring medicinal marijuana home
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

European Ombudsman 'touched' by Irishman who can't bring medicinal marijuana home

Apr 4th 2011, 4:40 PM 2,278 Views 0 Comments

The Ombudsman tells an Irish citizen with MS, living in Amsterdam, that he is not entitled to bring medication home with him.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Patients experience six-month delays for vital neurological services
# Health
# Health

Patients experience six-month delays for vital neurological services

Feb 15th 2011, 1:59 PM 684 Views 0 Comments

A damning Neurological Alliance Ireland report shows that the state of neurological care in Ireland is “grossly inadequate”, says a leading consultant neurologist.