Vera Twomey detained for an hour at Dublin Airport

She's finally made it through to Arrivals having had the medicine she needs for her daughter, Ava, confiscated...

Vera Twomey has finally made it through to Arrivals at Dublin Airport after being detained for over an hour trying to bring medicinal cannabis into the country for her six-year-old daughter, Ava.

In a 9.30am Facebook posting this morning, Vera revealed that she’d purchased the THC-based medicine, which Ava requires to alleviate her epileptic seizures in Barcelona and was travelling back to Dublin with it.

Accompanying her on the Ryanair flight were People Before Profit TD, Gino Kenny, whose private members’ Medicinal Cannabis Bill is currently before the Dáil and MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan who’d informed Hot Press that Vera would be walking through the Red Channel and declaring the medicine, which is legal in Spain but proscribed here.

Hot Press understands that all three were questioned by customs, and the medicine Vera had with her confiscated for testing. Our understanding is that officials were broadly sympathetic and didn’t arrest her. Vera eventually appeared an hour and forty-five minutes after touchdown showing a Spanish doctor's prescription for the medicine, which has been sent for police forensic examination.

Stay tuned to hotpress.com for updates.

 

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