Tag: Ireland


Medical Cannabis Patients Need No Longer Travel To Netherlands For Medication


Delivery service established in April due to Covid-19 to be made permanent. Patients who are prescribed medical cannabis products will no longer need to travel to the Netherlands to collect their medication, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said. A delivery service from the Netherlands to Ireland to assist patients of licensed clinicians in obtaining their prescribed cannabis products, which was established in April 2020 on a temporary basis due to the Covid-19 restrictions…


Ireland Needs To Have The Adult Conversation About Medical Cannabis


A woman who smokes cannabis to deal with her back pain has said Ireland needs to have ‘the adult conversation’ about the drug. There has been a lot of conversation surrounding legislation and access to medical cannabis. In 2019, legislation was passed to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis for five years. ‘Sally’ – a pseudonym – said she takes the drug occasionally for back pain as…


Josef Locke – Galway Bay Lyrics


If you ever go across the sea to Ireland
Then maybe at the closing of your day
You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
And see the sun go down on Galway Bay
Just to hear again the ripple of the trout stream
The women in the meadow making hay
Just to sit beside a turf fire in the cabin
And watch the barefoot gosoons at their play

For the breezes blowin’ o’er the sea from Ireland
Are perfumed by the heather as they blow
And the women in the uplands diggin’ praties
Speak a language that the strangers do not know

Yet the stangers came and tried to teach us their way
They scorned us just for bein’ what we are
But they might as well go chasing after moon beams
Or light a penny candle from a star

And if there’s is going to be a life hereafter
And somehow I am sure there’s going to be
I will ask my God to let me make my heaven
In that dear land across the Irish sea