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#drug policy

# drug-policy - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
# Drug Policy
# Drug Policy

Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use

Thu 7:00 AM 17,497 Views 56 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says his bill will provide a stepping stone to a more progressive drugs policy in Ireland.

# drug-policy - This year 2022

Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction
# Irish Drug Policy
# Irish Drug Policy

Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction

Feb 20th 2022, 7:30 AM 30,015 Views 122 Comments

The independent senator says criminalising addiction is about intimidation – it’s society taking revenge and warning others of their fate.

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men
# Just Say No More
# Just Say No More

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men

Feb 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 33,621 Views 48 Comments

The independent senator looks back at the influence of powerful US politicians with racist agendas on global drug policies.

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
# Addiction
# Addiction

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,269 Views 8 Comments

Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him

# drug-policy - All time

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one
# Supervised Injecting
# Supervised Injecting

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

Nov 18th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,474 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

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 14,483 Views 39 Comments

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

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 16,224 Views 29 Comments

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

'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws
# The Volunteers
# The Volunteers

'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws

Jun 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,078 Views 19 Comments

A new piece of art went up in Trinity College this week.

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?

Feb 20th 2017, 10:00 PM 13,432 Views 21 Comments

In the final instalment of our three-part series on drug policy, FactCheck examines a claim made by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

Feb 19th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,455 Views 49 Comments

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,443 Views 21 Comments

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'
# Column
# Column

U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'

Jan 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 491 Views 26 Comments

Our drug policy isn’t working and it’s time to embrace a more rational and open approach, writes Dr Garrett McGovern.

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?
# Drug Policy
# Drug Policy

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

Dec 24th 2016, 12:01 PM 239 Views 35 Comments

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show
# Just Say No
# Just Say No

Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:33 PM 29,666 Views 56 Comments

The presenter had said earlier this year that she would be doing so for her series On The Edge.

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions
# Opinion
# Opinion

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Mar 8th 2016, 5:00 PM 265 Views 43 Comments

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that
# Relaxation
# Relaxation

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

Jul 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 15,515 Views 61 Comments

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"
# Drugs
# Drugs

Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"

Aug 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,533 Views 79 Comments

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 417 Views 120 Comments

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.

Feb 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 77 Views 71 Comments

Heroin addiction is behind much of the criminality in this country – and failing to do something about it will not make the problem go away, writes Senator John Crown.