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# decriminalisation

Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
More people will die if there are further delays to reforming drug approach, Paul Reid warns
This year
2024
Bill to legalise personal cannabis use is 'just a tiny step in direction we need to go', Dáil hears
Ireland has 'once in a generation' chance to decriminalise personal drug use, Paul Reid says
A special Oireachtas committee will be established to examine the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations, Drugs Minister Hildegarde Naughton confirmed.
The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use today published its final report
The document includes 36 recommendations to overhaul Ireland's drug policy and establish a more health-led approach
A special Oireachtas committee will be set up to examine the report and suggest new legislation
Last year
2023
Drug decriminalisation policy 'could help with criminal and social issues', Irish report finds
Opinion: Enough talk - we need to decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use
Dr Ian Marder
Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected to begin before summer
All time
Stigma around drug use preventing people from coming forward to access key supports
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
Gino Kenny
Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?
Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
Dr Austin O'Carroll
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
Lynn Ruane
FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?
Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says
Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'
OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible
Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'
Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere
Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland
Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use
Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'
Dr John Collins
Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug
Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners
The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed
Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech
The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland
'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'