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#decriminalisation

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,600 Views 22 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.

# decriminalisation - Friday 22 April, 2022

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 31,399 Views 74 Comments

Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.

# decriminalisation - Thursday 6 January, 2022

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'Lives were ruined': State moves closer to exonerating men convicted of homosexual 'offences'

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 12:08 AM 56,308 Views 34 Comments
  • Ireland could follow the UK's lead and exonerate gay men later this year, Órla Ryan reports
  • A working group is set to submit a progress report to the Justice Minister this month and its final report later this year
  • Hundreds of gay men were convicted under laws later repealed when homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993

# decriminalisation - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?

May 23rd 2021, 9:32 AM 61,285 Views 130 Comments

Many groups have long called for drug use to be addressed as a social and health issue, rather than as a criminal justice issue.

# decriminalisation - Friday 11 December, 2020

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
# Buenos Aires
# Buenos Aires

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion

Dec 11th 2020, 5:44 PM 5,415 Views 6 Comments

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Feb 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,942 Views 41 Comments

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

# decriminalisation - Friday 7 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020

Feb 7th 2020, 1:45 PM 21,980 Views 33 Comments

We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

Nov 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,469 Views 39 Comments

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

# decriminalisation - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

May 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,343 Views 52 Comments

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says

Dec 15th 2018, 10:00 AM 22,101 Views 24 Comments

McMahon lost his brother John to a drug overdose in 2012.

# decriminalisation - Monday 8 October, 2018

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'
# Practical Solutions
# Practical Solutions

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Oct 8th 2018, 12:59 PM 12,277 Views 11 Comments

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible
# Opinion
# Opinion

OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible

Oct 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,680 Views 10 Comments

Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate.

# decriminalisation - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
# Drug Prevalence
# Drug Prevalence

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Sep 14th 2018, 4:03 PM 22,454 Views 70 Comments

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:40 AM 26,371 Views 91 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thinks the move would save lives.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

Jun 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 12,529 Views 50 Comments

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'
# Top Garda
# Top Garda

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

Jun 13th 2018, 12:30 PM 16,218 Views 29 Comments

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Jun 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 13,520 Views 91 Comments

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

Jun 10th 2018, 10:45 AM 18,111 Views 101 Comments

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

# decriminalisation - Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

Apr 16th 2018, 1:27 PM 81,506 Views 179 Comments

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# decriminalisation - Friday 1 December, 2017

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Dec 1st 2017, 9:14 AM 22,916 Views 99 Comments

A new working group has been formed to look into alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for personal use.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
# Chaotic Life
# Chaotic Life

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

May 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 31,256 Views 65 Comments

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

# decriminalisation - Monday 8 May, 2017

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use
# Illicit Drugs
# Illicit Drugs

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

May 8th 2017, 8:51 AM 18,570 Views 20 Comments

The idea of decriminalising drugs – once considered taboo – has been gaining support in recent years.

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

May 8th 2017, 6:40 AM 380 Views 14 Comments

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

# decriminalisation - Monday 6 March, 2017

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug

Mar 6th 2017, 10:30 PM 10,604 Views 38 Comments

First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners
# Obama Clementia
# Obama Clementia

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:45 PM 40,371 Views 83 Comments

US president has now commuted 562 sentences, more than the previous nine presidents combined.

# decriminalisation - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Jul 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,415 Views 32 Comments

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed
# Drugs
# Drugs

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

Mar 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,530 Views 52 Comments

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Feb 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 55,188 Views 96 Comments

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

# decriminalisation - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
# Portuguese Model
# Portuguese Model

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure

Nov 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 12,138 Views 67 Comments

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

# decriminalisation - Monday 2 November, 2015

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech
# Portuguese Model
# Portuguese Model

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:55 PM 22,540 Views 96 Comments

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 16 August, 2015

The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland
# Policy Change
# Policy Change

The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland

Aug 16th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,481 Views 73 Comments

Help Not Harm wants Ireland to treat the issue of drugs as a health issue.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,706 Views 99 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

Aug 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 2,724 Views 86 Comments

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?
# Portugal Here We Come
# Portugal Here We Come

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:24 PM 23,893 Views 72 Comments

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine
# Drug Problems
# Drug Problems

Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine

Jan 19th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,097 Views 36 Comments

Being a magazine vendor is, according to the owners, the “best alternative to (giving fellatio) on the street”.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation
# Drugs
# Drugs

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

Oct 27th 2013, 6:45 PM 21,102 Views 143 Comments

Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.

# decriminalisation - Monday 24 June, 2013

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...
# Homosexuality
# Homosexuality

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...

Jun 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 15,266 Views 108 Comments

Paul McGrath of Fine Gael at the time spoke against the bill and said he was concerned what impact it would have on society as a whole.

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests
# I Saw The Sign
From The Daily Edge
# I Saw The Sign

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests

Jun 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 23,966 Views 33 Comments

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality
# Equality
# Equality

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Jun 24th 2013, 9:46 AM 20,611 Views 86 Comments

It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.

# decriminalisation - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,106 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.