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From TheJournal.ie Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE Drugs

Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to' Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'

Smoking cannabis helped with pain, spasms and to lift her mood, Tom Curran revealed today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013 Multiple Sclerosis

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Marks & Spencer opens stores with seasonal staff despite pickets Strike

Marks & Spencer opens stores with seasonal staff despite pickets

Trade union Mandate criticised the move as “provocative” and urged the public to support workers.

From TheJournal.ie Staff to strike at Marks and Spencer tomorrow Industrial Action

Staff to strike at Marks and Spencer tomorrow

Staff at Marks and Spencer have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand? Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach insists 'no change at all' in how medical cards are allocated Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach insists 'no change at all' in how medical cards are allocated

The issue of discretionary medical cards was raised by Fianna Fáil in the Dáil this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores Mandate

Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores

Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action Marks And Spencer

Mandate workers at M&S vote in favour of industrial action

Pickets will be placed on four stores on or after 10 September.

From TheJournal.ie Union to meet with Marks & Spencer workers over job losses Jobswatch

Union to meet with Marks & Spencer workers over job losses

180 people are to lose their jobs with the closure of the M&S stores in Mullingar, Tallaght, Dún Laoghaire and Naas in the coming weeks.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court dismisses Marie Fleming’s ‘right to die’ appeal Landmark Case

Supreme Court dismisses Marie Fleming’s ‘right to die’ appeal

Chief Justice Susan Denham said the circumstances were “very tragic” but that there was no Constitutional ‘right to die’.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis-based oral spray approved for use in Ireland Cannabis

Cannabis-based oral spray approved for use in Ireland

However the medicine, which would boost the quality of life of MS sufferers, can’t be made available until the government changes legislation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Right-to-die' appeal to be heard by Supreme Court today Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court Assisted Suicide

'Right to die' challenge to go to the Supreme Court

Marie Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, is to take her court case to the Supreme Court after she lost a High Court case on the ban on assisted suicide.

From TheJournal.ie High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today Assisted Suicide

High Court to deliver landmark verdict on assisted suicide today

MS sufferer Marie Fleming has challenged Ireland’s ban on assisted suicide, saying she faces a long and “horrible death” if not allowed to die on her own terms.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to host international congress on Parkinson's disease Neurology

Dublin to host international congress on Parkinson's disease

Between 4,000 and 5,000 delegates are expected in the city this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Increased demand for MS services 'reflect difficult times' Multiple Sclerosis

Increased demand for MS services 'reflect difficult times'

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

From TheJournal.ie No clear timeline for approval of cannabis-based painkiller in Ireland Cannabis

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Marks & Spencer launches Irish website Online Shopping

Marks & Spencer launches Irish website

Clothes and homeware for sale but no food.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for controversial MS treatment to be made available in Ireland Multiple Sclerosis

Calls for controversial MS treatment to be made available in Ireland

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: should cannabis-based medicines be legalised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: should cannabis-based medicines be legalised?

With the Department of Health considering the introduction of a cannabis-based medication, we’re asking what you think about the legalisation of such products…

From TheJournal.ie Government considers approval of cannabis-based drug Cannabis

Government considers approval of cannabis-based drug

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