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#Vera Twomey

# vera-twomey - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

May 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,108 Views 52 Comments

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# vera-twomey - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use
# Harmful
# Harmful

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

May 20th 2019, 8:40 AM 23,202 Views 151 Comments

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Sunday 31 March, 2019

After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier
# Access Scheme
# Access Scheme

After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier

Mar 31st 2019, 12:10 AM 45,498 Views 42 Comments

The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier

Nov 3rd 2018, 5:30 PM 17,658 Views 41 Comments

Department of Health officials are working to get medical cannabis products from other EU Member States and further afield.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy
# Green Street
# Green Street

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

Jul 21st 2018, 10:01 PM 210,804 Views 81 Comments

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

# vera-twomey - Monday 16 April, 2018

'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis
# People Of The Year Awards
# People Of The Year Awards

'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis

Apr 16th 2018, 5:23 PM 21,986 Views 41 Comments

Twomey’s passionate speech directly called on the Taoiseach for action.

# vera-twomey - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
# Rehab
# Rehab

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 9:33 PM 25,081 Views 13 Comments

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence
# Coming Home
# Coming Home

'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence

Nov 28th 2017, 6:58 PM 17,602 Views 65 Comments

Her family has been campaigning for her to be allowed access CBD oil.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
# The Next Stage
# The Next Stage

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Nov 9th 2017, 6:36 PM 25,748 Views 81 Comments

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'
# Legalisation
# Legalisation

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Sep 6th 2017, 7:16 AM 15,645 Views 74 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment
# Cbd
# Cbd

Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment

Sep 5th 2017, 3:31 PM 26,597 Views 54 Comments

Ava’s mother Vera led a public campaign for her daughter to access medicinal cannabis in Ireland.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee
# Public Safety
# Public Safety

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Jul 12th 2017, 1:32 PM 21,173 Views 115 Comments

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House
# Dáil Gridlock
# Dáil Gridlock

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

May 4th 2017, 9:35 PM 29,768 Views 121 Comments

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

# vera-twomey - Friday 21 April, 2017

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country
# Medical Cannabis
# Medical Cannabis

Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country

Apr 21st 2017, 3:32 PM 50,535 Views 208 Comments

Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis

Mar 29th 2017, 6:40 PM 19,838 Views 52 Comments

People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure
# Medical Cannabis
# Medical Cannabis

Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure

Mar 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 12,528 Views 47 Comments

Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Mar 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 14,800 Views 21 Comments

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# vera-twomey - Monday 20 March, 2017

Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered
# ONGOING DEBATE
# ONGOING DEBATE

Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered

Mar 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 43,933 Views 46 Comments

Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Vera Twomey urges Simon Harris to contact her after being given 'irrelevant' information to help Ava
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Vera Twomey urges Simon Harris to contact her after being given 'irrelevant' information to help Ava

Mar 9th 2017, 9:59 PM 22,253 Views 51 Comments

Twomey said that, following Tuesday’s meeting in Leinster House, she was given inadequate documents by the HSE.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'It's not a done deal by any means but it's positive': Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication
# Hope For Ava
# Hope For Ava

'It's not a done deal by any means but it's positive': Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication

Mar 7th 2017, 10:07 PM 50,618 Views 144 Comments

Upon arriving in Leinster House, Vera could barely make it down the corridors due to being stopped for handshakes.

A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today
# Hope For Ava
# Hope For Ava

A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today

Mar 7th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,419 Views 44 Comments

The meeting will take place at 12pm today.

# vera-twomey - Monday 6 March, 2017

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter
# Ava
# Ava

Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter

Mar 6th 2017, 8:50 PM 47,305 Views 80 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow.

# vera-twomey - Saturday 4 March, 2017

'We're not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs' - Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil
# Hope For Ava
# Hope For Ava

'We're not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs' - Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil

Mar 4th 2017, 5:17 PM 19,164 Views 64 Comments

Twomey is in Abbeyleix today.

# vera-twomey - Friday 3 March, 2017

Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny
# Hope For Ava
# Hope For Ava

Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny

Mar 3rd 2017, 1:46 PM 32,282 Views 64 Comments

The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter
# The Long Walk
# The Long Walk

Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter

Mar 2nd 2017, 7:53 AM 28,759 Views 63 Comments

Vera has 187km to go.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis
# Vera Twomey
# Vera Twomey

Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis

Feb 28th 2017, 7:41 AM 24,911 Views 79 Comments

Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:18 PM 26,222 Views 71 Comments

Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.

# vera-twomey - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication
# Medical Cannabis
# Medical Cannabis

Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication

Feb 21st 2017, 6:57 PM 23,898 Views 46 Comments

Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'
# Recommendation
# Recommendation

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

Jan 26th 2017, 3:05 PM 19,839 Views 46 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

# vera-twomey - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her
# Protest
# Protest

Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her

Jan 11th 2017, 2:40 PM 21,367 Views 28 Comments

Vera Twomey is outside Leinster House at this moment.

# vera-twomey - Friday 2 December, 2016

'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage
# Legalise
# Legalise

'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage

Dec 2nd 2016, 6:04 AM 12,427 Views 23 Comments

People with debilitating diseases and injuries can have their chronic pain soothed through the use of a mix of cannabis medications.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House
# Ava
# Ava

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

Nov 24th 2016, 12:18 PM 13,877 Views 63 Comments

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

# vera-twomey - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday
# Vera Twomey
# Vera Twomey

Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday

Nov 3rd 2016, 7:24 PM 23,867 Views 99 Comments

Simon Harris will seek expert scientific advice on the issue, he said today.