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#Drugs

# drugs - Today’s News

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
# Drugs
# Drugs

'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee

5 hours ago 19,250 Views 38 Comments

However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.

# drugs - 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

Fri 5:48 PM 18,062 Views 8 Comments

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

# drugs - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban
# Suspended
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# Suspended

Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban

Jan 12th 2022, 11:22 AM 4,261 Views 1 Comment

The Elephants play Equatorial Guinea this evening.

# drugs - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
# Dublin
# Dublin

Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 21,847 Views 26 Comments

Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.

# drugs - Saturday 8 January, 2022

FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?

Jan 8th 2022, 6:30 AM 29,549 Views 0 Comments

Is there evidence that alcohol users turn to drugs as a result of the policy?

# drugs - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns
# Lack Of Support
# Lack Of Support

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns

Jan 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,153 Views 61 Comments
  • Substance abuse support groups were classed as non-essential services for five months from March 2020, leaving people without a lifeline.
  • A survey of 157 drug and alcohol support services found that 84% of the support groups saw an increase in drug use among their clients.
  • “The ball was dropped by the government and people were left to kill themselves slowly for the first year of the pandemic," said one support worker.

# drugs - Thursday 30 December, 2021

'They showed me I mattered': Women explain how inner city project helped transform their lives
# Saol
# Saol

'They showed me I mattered': Women explain how inner city project helped transform their lives

Dec 30th 2021, 11:06 AM 15,248 Views 2 Comments

The Saol service works to help women in Dublin recovering from addiction.

# drugs - Thursday 23 December, 2021

High Court challenge alleges Irish anti-drug legislation is against EU free movement of goods
# High Court
# High Court

High Court challenge alleges Irish anti-drug legislation is against EU free movement of goods

Dec 23rd 2021, 3:50 PM 23,589 Views 0 Comments

The action has been brought by the owner of a shop which allegedly sells products containing traces of a cannabis related chemical.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels

Dec 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 29,945 Views 102 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says that regulating the drug would allow it to be researched with more accuracy and protect young people from its harms.

Sixteen people charged over street-level drug dealing in Waterford
# Court
# Court

Sixteen people charged over street-level drug dealing in Waterford

Dec 21st 2021, 9:05 AM 16,535 Views 0 Comments

They are due to appear in court this morning.

# drugs - Monday 20 December, 2021

Gardaí seize cannabis worth €286,000 in Dublin
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Gardaí seize cannabis worth €286,000 in Dublin

Dec 20th 2021, 7:13 AM 17,248 Views 11 Comments

The drugs were seized in the course of an operation in Dublin yesterday.

# drugs - Friday 3 December, 2021

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears
# Garda
# Garda

'600 lines of inquiry' in retired garda cannabis probe, court hears

Dec 3rd 2021, 3:41 PM 19,955 Views 0 Comments

Retired Superintendent John Murphy, 61, was charged with possessing cannabis worth over €13,000 at his home.

# drugs - Thursday 2 December, 2021

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows

Dec 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 31,650 Views 54 Comments
  • 898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
  • The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
  • On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs told

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 10:51 AM 27,661 Views 30 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Health today.

# drugs - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

Nov 30th 2021, 11:39 AM 16,164 Views 13 Comments

It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.

# drugs - Monday 22 November, 2021

Second man (40s) charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Second man (40s) charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo

Nov 22nd 2021, 4:39 PM 9,994 Views 0 Comments

Cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb were seized.

# drugs - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Man charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo
# Sligo
# Sligo

Man charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 3:35 PM 32,168 Views 21 Comments

Cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb were seized.

# drugs - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Two men arrested after €1.94 million worth of herbal cannabis seized during Garda raid
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Two men arrested after €1.94 million worth of herbal cannabis seized during Garda raid

Nov 18th 2021, 11:39 AM 18,520 Views 11 Comments

The drugs were seized during a search of a premises in the Rathfeigh area of Co Meath.

# drugs - Monday 15 November, 2021

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases
# Forensic Science Ireland
# Forensic Science Ireland

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases

Nov 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,183 Views 8 Comments

Forensic Science Ireland is under increasing pressure to test drug samples as huge numbers of seizures are made.

# drugs - Friday 12 November, 2021

Over €159k worth of cannabis and ecstasy uncovered in parcels labelled as herbal tea
# Seized
# Seized

Over €159k worth of cannabis and ecstasy uncovered in parcels labelled as herbal tea

Nov 12th 2021, 4:19 PM 12,587 Views 9 Comments

This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.

# drugs - Monday 8 November, 2021

Crack cocaine 'causing chaos and destruction' in Tallaght-Whitechurch areas, says new report
# Addiction Services
# Addiction Services

Crack cocaine 'causing chaos and destruction' in Tallaght-Whitechurch areas, says new report

Nov 8th 2021, 8:05 AM 46,902 Views 35 Comments

The report details that the “onset of crack cocaine” has left its services “at breaking point”.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Two men arrested after gardaí seized 58 kilos of cannabis worth nearly €350k
# Seizure
# Seizure

Two men arrested after gardaí seized 58 kilos of cannabis worth nearly €350k

Nov 3rd 2021, 3:40 PM 19,886 Views 12 Comments

The men were arrested in the Dublin 2 area of the capital.

# drugs - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Oct 27th 2021, 9:32 AM 9,178 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

# drugs - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust

Oct 26th 2021, 2:50 PM 16,837 Views 6 Comments

Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

Oct 26th 2021, 10:55 AM 13,907 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene

# drugs - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Man arrested as €304k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized during Garda raid of Wexford home
# Bunclody
# Bunclody

Man arrested as €304k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized during Garda raid of Wexford home

Oct 24th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,474 Views 1 Comment

A number of mobile phones and other drug paraphernalia were seized at the scene.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle

Oct 24th 2021, 7:40 AM 17,164 Views 4 Comments

The vehicle was stopped on the M9 motorway yesterday.

# drugs - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search
# Dublin 1
# Dublin 1

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 37,006 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized in the Dublin 1 area on Monday night.

# drugs - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Man charged over seizure of €55k worth of cannabis herb and cocaine in Leitrim
# Ballinamore
# Ballinamore

Man charged over seizure of €55k worth of cannabis herb and cocaine in Leitrim

Updated Oct 10th 2021, 9:40 AM 15,727 Views 27 Comments

He will appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on Tuesday.

# drugs - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Man arrested after Gardaí seize €123,000 worth of drugs in Dublin
# Ringsend
# Ringsend

Man arrested after Gardaí seize €123,000 worth of drugs in Dublin

Oct 9th 2021, 7:56 AM 20,446 Views 11 Comments

Around €14,000 in cash was also seized during the search operation.

# drugs - Friday 8 October, 2021

Two men arrested after cannabis worth €1.18 million seized in Kilkenny
# Seized
# Seized

Two men arrested after cannabis worth €1.18 million seized in Kilkenny

Oct 8th 2021, 3:57 PM 14,039 Views 15 Comments

Both men are detained pursuant to Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

# drugs - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Man charged after being arrested at Dublin Airport as over €60k worth of drugs seized
# Seized
# Seized

Man charged after being arrested at Dublin Airport as over €60k worth of drugs seized

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 9:50 PM 32,543 Views 0 Comments

More than €60,000 worth of Alprazolam tablets were seized.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find
# UK
# UK

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find

Sep 28th 2021, 3:34 PM 19,995 Views 26 Comments

Levels of MDMA and cocaine in the water were so high it could be harming wildlife further downstream, the study found.

# drugs - Monday 6 September, 2021

Over €144,000 worth of illegal drugs seized at Dublin Mail Centre
# Seized
# Seized

Over €144,000 worth of illegal drugs seized at Dublin Mail Centre

Sep 6th 2021, 4:46 PM 10,573 Views 14 Comments

Herbal cannabis, khat, amphetamine and methamphetamine were among drugs seized.

# drugs - Monday 30 August, 2021

Gardaí seize €2.1 million worth of suspected cannabis found in boxes of vegetables in Laois
# Laois
# Laois

Gardaí seize €2.1 million worth of suspected cannabis found in boxes of vegetables in Laois

Aug 30th 2021, 9:12 PM 30,858 Views 25 Comments

One man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene.

Three men arrested after €384k worth of cannabis plants seized in large scale operation
# Louth
# Louth

Three men arrested after €384k worth of cannabis plants seized in large scale operation

Aug 30th 2021, 8:26 PM 18,185 Views 30 Comments

A number of searches were conducted under warrant at suspected cannabis growhouses this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 29 August, 2021

Cannabis worth €1.3 million seized in Co Meath
# Ashbourne
# Ashbourne

Cannabis worth €1.3 million seized in Co Meath

Aug 29th 2021, 12:53 PM 23,186 Views 55 Comments

Approximately 1,100 cannabis plants were discovered during the search operation.

# drugs - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Garda dog sniffs out €35,000 worth of suspected drugs at Cork train station
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Garda dog sniffs out €35,000 worth of suspected drugs at Cork train station

Aug 28th 2021, 2:17 PM 26,732 Views 8 Comments

Rex identified a male passenger during the patrol of a train station yesterday.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Man charged in connection with Sligo seizure of cannabis and cocaine worth €106,000
# Collooney
# Collooney

Man charged in connection with Sligo seizure of cannabis and cocaine worth €106,000

Aug 25th 2021, 10:26 PM 14,450 Views 0 Comments

Cannabis herb, cannabis resin, cannabis jellies and cocaine were seized.

# drugs - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Man arrested for €650,000 worth of benzodiazepines in Dundalk has been released
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man arrested for €650,000 worth of benzodiazepines in Dundalk has been released

Aug 14th 2021, 11:23 AM 15,386 Views 6 Comments

The man was arrested following a search on Thursday evening.

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