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#Drugs

# drugs - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

# 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.

# drugs - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# drugs - Friday 29 March, 2019

130 cannabis plants seized after gardaí discover grow house in Louth

A man in his 40s was arrested following the search this afternoon.

Six people arrested after police operation into criminal activities of UVF in East Belfast

They were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply class A drugs.

# drugs - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use

A working group on drug possession is expected to report to the Government in coming weeks.

# drugs - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí said the driver was an unaccompanied learner with no insurance or NCT.

# drugs - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'My baby boy is gone forever': Man jailed for life for murdering fellow drug dealer

Rihards Lavickis (26) had pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

Two men arrested after firearm and drugs worth €320,000 seized during house search

The search was carried out in East Galway earlier today.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Man 'de-arrested' after suspicions of Class A drug possession over Cookstown disco deaths

Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day.

Four members of London crime group convicted over supplying drugs linked to chemsex

The Met Police led an investigation into the Brazilian gang for five months between March and July 2018.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# drugs - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €600,000 of cocaine from car in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 6.40pm on Saturday evening.

Woman charged over seizure of €196,000 and drugs in Limerick

A man was released without charge.

# drugs - Friday 15 March, 2019

High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study

A European study also found that the use of MDMA had sharply increased, in recent years.

# drugs - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Man arrested and €150k in cash seized after gardaí stop speeding van on N2

The discovery was made after gardaí stopped a speeding van yesterday.

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs

Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

# drugs - Monday 11 March, 2019

Three people charged after gardaí discover €200k worth of cannabis in Sligo house

The drugs were found during the search of a house at Cloonloo at around noon on Saturday.

# drugs - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Man (50s) due before special court sitting today after significant drugs seizure in Navan

A woman who was arrested in relation to the seizure has been released without charge.

# drugs - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Man (50s) and woman (30s) arrested after drugs worth €865,000 seized

Cocaine, MDMA, cannabis in herbal form and diamorphine were among the substances seized.

# drugs - Friday 8 March, 2019

Man arrested and €360,000 worth of cannabis herb seized after van searched in Dublin

He is currently detained in Ballymun Garda Station.

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# drugs - Monday 4 March, 2019

Three people due in court over seizure of cannabis plants worth €640,000

Nine people were arrested over the weekend in connection with the seizure.

# drugs - Sunday 3 March, 2019

9 people arrested and cannabis plants worth €640,000 seized in organised crime crackdown

Over 800 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were discovered in Dublin.

# drugs - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Three people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320,000 seized in Limerick

A man (18) and a woman (47) were earlier arrested in connection with the investigation.

# drugs - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Man who supplied girlfriend with drugs at English music festival found guilty of her manslaughter

The court heard how Ceo Broughton failed to take urgent action at the time.

# drugs - Monday 25 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

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