Partner of Sinn Féin TD appears in court on drugs possession charge https://t.co/SYsDxWupj4
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) January 18, 2022
Why is this case being brought to court?
Why is the Indo reporting it as if it’s a political issue for a SF TD? https://t.co/tk9Q9LUGZF
— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphy_TD) January 19, 2022
At Kilrush District Court sitting in Ennis, partner of Clare TD, Violet Ann Wynne, John Montaine appeared in connection with the alleged illegal possession of cannabis at the family home at Pella Rd, Kilrush on February 11th last year.
…Mr Montaine has epilepsy and speaking generally on her partner’s use of medicinal cannabis to deal with his epilepsy, Deputy Wynne said that come March “John will be six years seizure free and that comes from him taking medicinal cannabis”.
“Before we were having to go see the GP in between seeing the neurologist. There was always some kind of issue – say John having a number of fits within the one month or losing teeth or suffering with severe migraine, but since John has been using the medicinal cannabis, he has had a better quality of life.”
Deputy Wynne said that Mr Montaine “is only left with a handful of teeth at this stage” from his past seizures…