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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Gino Kenny

This year
Assisted Dying: TDs admit 'steep learning curve' and moral struggles as Committee finally meets
One TD questioned why someone who has ‘ten years instead of ten months left’ should be excluded if their life has become unbearable.
‘Complex and profound issue’: Committee on assisted dying to hold first public session next week
The cross-party panel will meet for the first time in public on Tuesday.
Assisted Dying committee to begin public deliberations in June with report expected for March
The cross-party panel of TDs and senators will run for 9 months before producing a report with recommendations in March of next year.
TDs to visit man jailed in Limerick for supplying cannabis to ill patients
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny called for Justice Minister Simon Harris to intervene in the case.
Government 'dragging its heels' on forming committee on assisted dying, says Gino Kenny
The committee to discuss the ethical and constitutional issues of assisted dying has not yet been filled with members of the Oireachtas.
Dublin TD says protesters told him 'they will come to my home and burn it down'
The People Before Profit deputy said he would not be intimidated by the threats.
Last year
GPs can't give initial Cariban prescription, confirms HSE as Tánaiste questions 'rationale'
The HSE says a consultant must give the initial prescription but campaigners say this is an access barrier for women.
Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying
PBP TD Gino Kenny has said that he hopes to see the Committee established before Christmas.
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
The People Before Profit TD says his bill will provide a stepping stone to a more progressive drugs policy in Ireland.
Special committee on assisted dying to be established 'as soon as humanly possible'
TD Gino Kenny said that delays to the establishment of the committee have been “extremely frustrating”.
Dying with Dignity bill needs more 'teasing out', says Taoiseach
The Dying with Dignity Bill was tabled by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny.
Bill to be introduced that would legalise personal use of cannabis
It’s set to be introduced by People Before Profit, but would have to get Dáil approval to progress.
Liffey Valley staff stage protest against introduction of parking charges for workers
A People Before Profit TD says it’s ‘tantamount to a pay cut’.
Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in October
TD Gino Kenny says he hopes it is the beginning of a serious conversation around the issue.
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
All time
Special committee on assisted dying expected to begin in early 2022
The formation of the committee was recommended in July.
From a social 'evil' to Supreme Court scrutiny: the long journey to Ireland's landmark assisted dying vote
The Dáil voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage earlier this week.
'I think Ireland is ready for this': Campaigners welcome result of Dáil vote on assisted dying legislation
The Dying with Dignity Bill passed to committee stage last night.
Our 'last human right' or a 'slippery slope'? Inside the debate on assisted dying ahead of today's Dáil vote
TDs will vote today on whether to approve a bill that would legalise assisted dying.
'Willingness on all sides' sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be subject to a Dáil vote on Wednesday.
Explainer: Everything you need to know about the assisted dying bill set to come before the Dáil
New legislation could soon see assisted dying legalised in Ireland.
Eamon Ryan says a conscience vote on next week's assisted dying bill 'is a real possibility'
The bill is set to be debated next Thursday.
'What I am asking is to be given a choice': Vicky Phelan urges politicians to support Dying with Dignity Bill
The Dying with Dignity Bill will be introduced in the Dáil tomorrow.
PBP's Gino Kenny, who conceded defeat yesterday, retains Dublin Mid-West seat
Kenny said he thought he was “political toast” 24 hours ago.
'You have to learn on your feet very quickly': First time TDs on adjusting to life in Leinster House spoke with three candidates who have just completed their first term as TDs in Leinster House.
Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'
Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.
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.
'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier
Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.
New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis
A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.
'You're a disgrace': Clashes in the Dáil over medicinal cannabis delay (and Leo breaks Dáil rules)
Leo Varadkar broke Dáil rules today by holding up a poster in the chamber.
'Medicinal cannabis can be made available in Ireland early next year if a push is made by the department'
Officials travelled to Denmark to help sort out Ireland’s problem in sourcing medicinal cannabis last week.
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.
Patients with 'invisible' chronic pain and fatigue illnesses still fighting for recognition
Campaigners told TDs this week that they need a review of these conditions in Ireland so they are recognised and so that patients can access proper treatment and supports.
Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition
Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.
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.
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.
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 has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter
Vera has 187km to go.
'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'
The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.