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# drug-policy - Sunday 20 February, 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 29,871 Views 122 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Sunday 6 February, 2022

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 33,470 Views 49 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Friday 14 January, 2022

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 18,232 Views 8 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Monday 18 November, 2019

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 12,448 Views 52 Comments

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

# drug-policy - 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 14,465 Views 39 Comments

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

# drug-policy - 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 16,213 Views 29 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'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 23,060 Views 19 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Monday 20 February, 2017

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 13,408 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.

# drug-policy - Sunday 19 February, 2017

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 24,414 Views 42 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.

# drug-policy - Saturday 18 February, 2017

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 13,399 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.

# drug-policy - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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 471 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.

# drug-policy - Saturday 24 December, 2016

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 216 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.

# drug-policy - Monday 22 August, 2016

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 29,633 Views 52 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

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 247 Views 43 Comments

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

# drug-policy - Saturday 4 July, 2015

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 15,500 Views 61 Comments

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

# drug-policy - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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

Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"

Aug 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,507 Views 79 Comments

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

# drug-policy - Sunday 1 June, 2014

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 406 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.

# drug-policy - Sunday 26 February, 2012

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 62 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.