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# Drugs

February 2024
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 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
Prison addiction counsellor charged after drugs discovered at her home
Explainer: What is happening in Ecuador?
HSE forms national 'red alert' team after clusters of drug overdoses in Dublin and Cork
Each HSE region will be asked to form their own localised response teams in case dangerous batches end up on the market in their area.
No heroin found among drugs used in recent overdose clusters in Dublin and Cork, HSE finds
Naloxone will be more widely available after helping save lives in recent overdose cases
Last year
Man (39) wanted in Spain on drug charges arrested in Belfast
Sixth man arrested in connection with €21m drugs seizure on board ship in Limerick
'Vital' addiction support service in Dublin to remain open after campaign by staff and locals
Public health concerns over increasing use of ketamine among drug users in Ireland
Cannabis worth nearly €480,000 seized in Tallaght
GP centre won't prescribe 'highly addictive' painkillers due to concerns over illegal drug trade
There have been growing concerns in recent weeks about the sale of opioids and other powerful painkillers.
A GP centre in Dublin is refusing to prescribe powerful painkillers like Oxycontin or "highly addictive" benzodiazepines
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said prescription medications often end up being sold on the street
Benzodiazepines are generally prescribed to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures
Ship sealed off by armed gardaí at Foynes Port as major cocaine seizure made
Man arrested as €876,000 worth of cocaine seized at Rosslare Europort
Man arrested as €4.1 million worth of cannabis seized at Rosslare Europort
Number of overdoses linked to synthetic opioid nitazene in Cork city rises to 13
HSE warns of 'extra risk' to drug users after eight overdoses in Cork in the last 36 hours
Two arrests and €8 million in heroin seized as Gardaí intercept plane at Weston Airport
Inside Ireland's new high-security forensic labs
Alcohol consumption levels have decreased in the last five years, survey finds
Irish society 'hates heroin users': Former minister hits out at drugs policy
Service users 'devastated' amid plan to shut down 'vital' addiction support service in Dublin
The Explainer: What caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin recently?
People Before Profit Bill to legalise personal use of cannabis seen as ‘test for Government'
A potent synthetic opioid was found in the heroin that caused overdoses, but what are nitazenes?
At least 40 people in Dublin overdose on 'very potent' heroin batch as HSE issues fresh warning
HSE issues warning after cluster of heroin overdoses in Dublin city today
Ireland 'needs to be ready' for increase in fentanyl use amid expected heroin shortage