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# Drugs

Last week
7th April 2024 - 13th April 2024
Three men charged after seizure of €700,000 worth of cannabis in Co Roscommon
Three men arrested as gardaí seize €700,000 worth of cannabis in Co Roscommon
Man charged and due in court over seizure of €135,000 of suspected cocaine and cannabis in Dublin
This month
April 2024
Gardaí seize €135,000 worth of drugs during Dublin search operation
DHL worker charged over €3m drug seizure had 'central role in sophisticated operation', court told
Three men appear in court after multiple drug seizures in Dublin this week
Revenue officers seize over 13kg of cannabis found in luggage at Dublin Airport
Gardaí seize 10 firearms and more than €5 million worth of drugs in Dublin raids
Man arrested after €1.1 million worth of cannabis seized at Dublin Port
'Demons were following me': Call to make HHC illegal after users experience psychotic episodes
HHC, a semisynthetic cannabinoid derived from CBD, is widely available in Ireland.
There are growing concerns that HHC is triggering psychotic episodes in certain people
HHC vapes are widely available online, and in vape and CBD shops
"I was seeing and hearing things that weren't there. I was being followed around by demons," one man told us
Last month
March 2024
Hungarian men charged with heroin smuggling at Airport now charged with organised crime offence
A soldier has been arrested following the seizure of drugs and cash at a military base
Items seized in Dundalk after over €4 million worth of cocaine found on Donegal beaches last year
Sedatives, steroids, and erectile dysfunction meds among illegal drugs seized by HPRA
Kerry businessman denied bail in €32m crystal meth haul case
Gardaí found cannabis worth €3.2 million after stopping a vehicle on the M50 yesterday
'Everyone knows drugs are sold and people are intimidated in areas affected by poverty'
The North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force has been reestablished amid a national conversation about our approach to drug use.
The task force has been set up at a time when service providers in Dublin are bracing themselves for an increase in opioid use
Areas in the north inner city have long been "traumatised" by poverty and addiction, Dr Austin O'Carroll told us
He said the availability of naloxone was vital in preventing deaths during a recent spike in overdoses in Dublin and Cork
Naval divers deployed to search the seabed off West Cork for 'substantial' drugs haul
Ten suspected members of organised crime group arrested in major West Cork garda operation
Man charged after €720,000 worth of cannabis found in passenger's luggage at Dublin Airport
February
February 2024
Paul Pogba banned from football for four years for doping
Man arrested after gardaí seize ammunition and €190,000 worth of drugs in Co Kildare search
Over €1.2 million worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin and Louth
Ireland an 'affluent' target for international drug gangs, Drew Harris tells police conference
Three men remanded in custody in connection with multi-million Blanchardstown drug seizure
Man arrested and €180,000 in cash seized as part of operation on supply of drugs into prisons
Two men appear in Kerry court charged in connection with €32.8 million drugs seizure
Heavy garda presence as men appear in court in connection with €32.8 million drugs seizure
€670k found in car as gardaí tipped off about man making cash withdrawals at several banks
€32.8 million worth of synthetic drugs were seized at Cork Port this morning
Sources said the shipment may include crystal meth or drugs with similar stimulant effects.
Taoiseach expects Oireachtas committee on drug use to be up and running no later than April
€4.2 million worth of drugs seized during searches in Wicklow and Limerick
January
January 2024
Bill to legalise personal cannabis use is 'just a tiny step in direction we need to go', Dáil hears
Merchants Quay says it will take time for drug users to 'trust' new supervised injection centre
Man arrested as gardaí seize €300,000 worth of heroin in Dublin apartment search
Ireland has 'once in a generation' chance to decriminalise personal drug use, Paul Reid says
A special Oireachtas committee will be established to examine the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations, Drugs Minister Hildegarde Naughton confirmed.
The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use today published its final report
The document includes 36 recommendations to overhaul Ireland's drug policy and establish a more health-led approach
A special Oireachtas committee will be set up to examine the report and suggest new legislation
Galway councillor and former TD Colm Keaveney accused of driving under the influence of cocaine
Tony Duffin: Each fatal drug overdose is a preventable death
Tony Duffin
Gardaí launch investigation into disappearance of seized drugs from garda station
It is understood that a quantity of cannabis, believed to be in the region of €100,000, went missing from a room in the station in recent days.
Detoxing from G is '100 times worse than alcohol withdrawal', expert warns
Chemsex – using drugs like G to enhance and prolong sex – has become more common in Ireland in recent years.
GHB or GBL is used socially and for the purposes of chemsex
The drug is highly addictive and its potency varies widely
Every year dozens of people seek help to detox from G at the Club Drugs Clinic in Dublin