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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Vera Twomey

This year
Ava Barry, the daughter of medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey, has died aged 13
Ava’s mother Vera Twomey caught the nation’s attention during a two-and a-half year campaign to secure medical cannabis to treat her daughter.
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FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?
The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.
Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use
Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.
After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier
The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.
Delay in medicinal cannabis scheme as the government is having problems finding a quality assured supplier
Department of Health officials are working to get medical cannabis products from other EU Member States and further afield.
Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy
It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?
'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis
Twomey’s passionate speech directly called on the Taoiseach for action.
Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.
'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence
Her family has been campaigning for her to be allowed access CBD oil.
Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.
Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'
Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.
Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment
Ava’s mother Vera led a public campaign for her daughter to access medicinal cannabis in Ireland.
Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee
Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.
Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House
Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.
Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country
Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.
Ireland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis
People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals.
Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava's ear infection brings on seizure
Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday.
'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil
Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.
Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered
Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way.
Vera Twomey urges Simon Harris to contact her after being given 'irrelevant' information to help Ava
Twomey said that, following Tuesday’s meeting in Leinster House, she was given inadequate documents by the HSE.
'It's not a done deal by any means but it's positive': Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication
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
The meeting will take place at 12pm today.
Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter
Health Minister Simon Harris said he will be available to meet with Vera tomorrow.
'We're not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs' - Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil
Twomey is in Abbeyleix today.
Vera Twomey battles tonsillitis and crippling pain to make it to Kilkenny
The mother hopes to arrive at Dáil Éireann on Tuesday.
Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter
Vera has 187km to go.
Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis
Vera Twomey is entering day two of the 260km protest walk.
'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview
Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.
Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication
Vera Twomey is calling for her daughter to be given access to potentially life-changing medication.
'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'
The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.
Mother of child with epilepsy vows to stand outside Dáil until Simon Harris talks to her
Vera Twomey is outside Leinster House at this moment.
'Its like getting to know a new part of our daughter': Cannabis bill passes first stage
People with debilitating diseases and injuries can have their chronic pain soothed through the use of a mix of cannabis medications.
'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House
A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.
Review of medicinal cannabis begins after mother's protest march yesterday
Simon Harris will seek expert scientific advice on the issue, he said today.