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A two-minute highlight from Thursday’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

Cork-based cannabis oil activist Vera Twomey recalls meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the ‘People of the Year’ Awards last April.

Vera secured a cannabis oil licence for her daughter Ava, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, after a three-year long battle.

The part of Vera’s award speech directed at Mr Varadkar was cut out by RTÉ in a highlighted tweet from the station on the night, but can be watched here

Vera appeared on the ‘telly’ with brain tumor sufferer Kenny Tynan, who, despite securing a licence, has been told costs obtaining the oil (approx €5,000 every three months) will not be reimbursed.

Full show here.

Thanks Dermot Bohan

Last night.

An emotional update from Kenny Tynan, who who has a brain tumour and has permission to use cannabis oil under licence for seizure control, on the latest frustrating developments in his efforts to secure and pay for the oil.

Strong language.

Kenny Tynan (Facebook)

Previously: Kenny Tynan on Broadsheet

Above from left: Gino Kenny TD, Vera Twomey, barrister Niall Neligan, Kenny Tynan and and pro-medicinal cannabis GP, Dr Garreth McGovern

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2

The launch of [legalise cannabis  group] Fweed’s ’21st Century Approach to Regulating Cannabis’ by law academic Niall Neligan with independent TD Gino Kenny, activists Vera Twomey, Kenny Tynan and medic Dr Garreth McGovern.

At 3pm, parents of children, and individuals, in need of medicinal cannabis are invited to meet TDs in the Dáil, Noreen O’Neill,  whose son Michael suffers seizures from bilateral frontal polymicrogyria, will describe her struggle to get oil for him.


Yesterday: A Chance To Talk About Medicinal Cannabis

Previously: Vera Twomey on Broadsheet


G’wan the Vera and Kenny.

From top: from left: Gino Kenny, Vera Twomey, Hazel Robinson and Kenny Tynan; from left: Johnny Keenan, Vera Twomey  and Mike Cunningham in Athlone last Sunday. Above: Kenny addressing a rally in Athlone.

Last night.

Longford, County Longford.

A rally and march across Longford town to promote the legalisation of cannabis.

Kenny Tynan, who has brain tumour and recently had his cannabis oil seized, was joined by friends, family and fellow activists Vera Twomey, Gino Kenny TD, Hazel Robinson Mike Cunningham and Johnny Keenan (him off the telly!) to urge the easing of access to medicinal cannabis.

Kenny Tynan

Previously: Athlone He Stands

Kenny Tynan

Free Sunday at 3pm?

In Athlone, County Westmeath?

A march for local man Kenny Tynan and his efforts to obtain medicinal cannabis.

Johnny writes:

Kenny, who has brain cancer, had his medication seized by authorities in Dublin, Kenny’s life is literally dependent on the medicinal cannabis oil he has been using. Meeting point at Athlone castle /St. Peter’s Church going to St. Mary’s Square.

Athlone Protest for Kenny Tynan (Facebook)

‘I’m Not Ready To Die Yet’ (Roscommon Herald)