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# drugs policy

This month
September 2023
Drugs & dissuasion: Portugal's pragmatic policy could show Ireland a path to control addiction
As the debate around decriminalisation of drugs rages here in Ireland, The Journal recently traveled to Lisbon to look at how the Portuguese model works.
Decriminalisation on the ground: Inside a drug consumption room in Lisbon
As the debate over decriminalisation heats up in Ireland, The Journal travelled to Lisbon to report on a different approach to drugs
This year
Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected to begin before summer
The Taoiseach said that a report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee would help set the terms of reference.
'The war on drugs does not work': Fianna Fáil TDs call for reform to drugs policy
A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee called for an acceleration of decriminalisation.
All time
'My comments were clumsy': Drugs minister sorry for RTÉ cocaine comments
Frank Feighan had said people in RTÉ were ‘snorting cocaine all over the place’.
Poll: Should we change our national drugs strategy?
Le us know what you think: Should Ireland change its drugs strategy to focus on public health rather than criminal justice?