An Clondalkin TD claims the government is effectively shutting down his bill to legalise medicinal cannabis.
The legislation proposed by Gino Kenny of the Solidarity/People Before Profit made it past the first and second stages in the Dail, but it hasn't moved any further forward since December
Deputy Kenny has told the Irish Times he believes the bill is being run into the ground by the government, with TDs due to start their summer break at the beginning in July.
It comes as two Irish families have recently brought their children abroad for treatment.
One of them is the campaigner Vera Twomey who's daughter Eva suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.
Vera says her seizures have significantly reduced after taking cannabis oil, and this week she flew to Amsterdam to access the treatment.