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#Drugs

# drugs - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin

The man is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

# drugs - Friday 7 June, 2019

Detector dog Robbie helps seize €500,000 worth of herbal cannabis at Dublin Port

The drugs were discovered when officers stopped and searched a shipment which arrived from Almería, Spain.

Uprooted tree leads to discovery of significant cocaine lab following storm in Netherlands

The discovery was made following a storm on Thursday.

# drugs - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

# drugs - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Man charged after estimated €127,000 worth of cannabis plants and herb found in Meath

The drugs were found during a search of a house in the Mill Lane area of Stamullen yesterday.

# drugs - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'It was a once off': Nine-year suspended sentence for woman whose flat was used to store drugs worth €1.3m

The court heard that the incident was ‘totally out of character’ for the woman.

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers

Charlie Flanagan urged the community to work with the gardaí to tackle crime during a visit to Coolock in north Dublin this morning.

# drugs - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

€210k worth of cocaine, a Rolex and an axe among items seized by gardaí in Dublin raids

Gardaí raided eight flats in the north inner city area this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Man arrested after €221,000 worth of drugs seized from property in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

# drugs - Friday 24 May, 2019

Gardaí seize MDMA, cocaine and cannabis in Dublin searches

Four men were arrested in the separate operations.

Younger men filling 'void' created by crackdown on Hutch and Kinahan gangs

Gardaí yesterday appealed to young people in these communities not to get involved in the drugs trade.

# drugs - Thursday 23 May, 2019

14 people arrested and drugs worth €42k seized as gardaí search Ballymun houses

Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Cannabis worth €400,000 and ecstasy tablets seized in Co Tipperary

Two men, aged 22 and 45, were arrested in connection with the investigation.

Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use?

Proposals to liberalise drug laws here are on the table, but the government isn’t set to implement full decriminalisation.

# drugs - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

# drugs - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man (29) charged in connection with seizure of €63,000 worth of heroin and cannabis

The seizure was made by the Tallaght Drugs Unit.

# drugs - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.

# drugs - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Dublin and Drogheda feuds: 'Your line of cocaine in a pub is what these guys are fighting over'

Earlier this week senior gardaí said the use of the term ‘recreational drugs’ by officials was helping to normalise substance abuse.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Cannabis worth €2.5 million and two hand grenades seized in Meath

A male was arrested at the property in Gormanston, Co Meath.

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

West Dublin feud: Locals 'afraid to talk to gardaí' for fear of gang retribution

Communities are also concerned about the number of violent incidents that have taken place in public places during daylight hours.

# drugs - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'The danger is unquantifiable': Prison officers say there are 28 gang factions in Mountjoy alone

The POA said prison officers are dealing with assaults on a daily basis.

# drugs - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# drugs - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Two men charged after suspected cocaine and cannabis herb worth €715k seized

Two vehicles were intercepted in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin yesterday evening.

# drugs - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

# drugs - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Ireland's 'stable political environment' attracted a major HIV drug firm to Dublin

The Canadian company is in the process of getting its Trogarzo drug approved in Europe.

Two to appear in court over seizure of €1.3m worth of cannabis in Waterford

The drugs were seized from a grow house on Thursday.

# drugs - Friday 19 April, 2019

Cannabis worth €800,000 seized after 'substantial' grow house found at Waterford industrial estate

The seizure was made at around 6pm last night.

# drugs - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Fresh stats reveal a dramatic spike in people seeking help for problem cocaine use.

# drugs - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Man arrested after cannabis worth €1.5 million seized in Dublin

It was discovered during an intelligence-led operation by the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

Warning that patients may be going 'codeine shopping’ to access the addictive painkiller

Codeine addiction is at “epidemic” levels, according to a new article in the IMJ

# drugs - Monday 15 April, 2019

Second Dublin pharmacist under garda probe for prescription drug selling to college students

Drugs being sold to students of UCD and IADT include Xanax, Ritalin and sleeping tablets.

# drugs - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

# drugs - Friday 12 April, 2019

Third man arrested over drug-related intimidation behaviour in Co Louth

An extensive search and arrest operation initially took place on Wednesday morning in the Drogheda area.

# drugs - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Three people released from custody after gardaí seized guns, drugs and a monkey in Dublin

Gardaí investigating organised crime gangs carried out a number of raids yesterday.

Man (58) due in court over Limerick drugs seizure

A second man has been released without charge following the cannabis seizure.

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news Safer From Harm This post contains videos

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Cannabis worth €240,000 seized following search of property in west Dublin

A 44 year-old woman was arrested at the scene.

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

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