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#Drugs

# drugs - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Man (40s) charged after €1.34 million heroin seizure in Limerick
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man (40s) charged after €1.34 million heroin seizure in Limerick

Apr 17th 2022, 8:06 AM 20,633 Views 0 Comments

The charge was made after heroin and cash were found amid searches in Corbally and Clonlara.

# drugs - Friday 15 April, 2022

Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches

Apr 15th 2022, 3:30 PM 23,415 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.

# drugs - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Two men charged after cannabis resin weighing 210kg and valued at €1.2m seized in Dublin
# Drugs Investigation
# Drugs Investigation

Two men charged after cannabis resin weighing 210kg and valued at €1.2m seized in Dublin

Updated Apr 2nd 2022, 10:10 AM 35,819 Views 19 Comments

The two men are due to appear in court this morning.

# drugs - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Man arrested as €140,000 diamorphine seized in Dublin search
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Man arrested as €140,000 diamorphine seized in Dublin search

Mar 31st 2022, 10:15 AM 14,089 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí made the seizure in a residential property in Clondalkin.

# drugs - Monday 28 March, 2022

Amnesty and dozens of NGOs sign letter calling for Citizens' Assembly on drugs to be held this year
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Amnesty and dozens of NGOs sign letter calling for Citizens' Assembly on drugs to be held this year

Mar 28th 2022, 7:32 PM 8,917 Views 20 Comments

21 TDs and 13 senators signed the open letter, including three Government representatives.

# drugs - Friday 18 March, 2022

Woman charged after gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin
# Court
# Court

Woman charged after gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin

Mar 18th 2022, 10:15 AM 14,368 Views 0 Comments

She will appear before a special sitting of Kilmallock District Court at 2pm today.

# drugs - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Woman arrested as gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Woman arrested as gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin

Mar 17th 2022, 11:46 AM 21,582 Views 0 Comments

The seizure was made after gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle on the Clonmacken Road in Limerick yesterday.

# drugs - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Man arrested after gardaí seized nearly €80k worth of drugs in Darndale
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested after gardaí seized nearly €80k worth of drugs in Darndale

Mar 6th 2022, 11:20 AM 17,880 Views 2 Comments

The search was conducted at a checkpoint.

# drugs - Friday 4 March, 2022

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'

Mar 4th 2022, 7:27 PM 11,868 Views 10 Comments

Minister of State Frank Feighan confirmed to The Journal last week that the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs would not take place this year.

# drugs - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
# Addiction
# Addiction

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,537 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

# drugs - Monday 21 February, 2022

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 45,480 Views 27 Comments

The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.

# drugs - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership
# Addiction
# Addiction

Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,615 Views 0 Comments

A nursing group specialising in addiction was removed from the committee in December.

# drugs - Friday 11 February, 2022

Youth arrested after drugs worth over €14k and over €19k in cash seized as Dublin home searched
# Malahide
# Malahide

Youth arrested after drugs worth over €14k and over €19k in cash seized as Dublin home searched

Feb 11th 2022, 9:35 PM 29,553 Views 31 Comments

The boy is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Man (40s) charged in connection with seizure of €250,000 worth of drugs in Laois
# Ballyfin
# Ballyfin

Man (40s) charged in connection with seizure of €250,000 worth of drugs in Laois

Feb 11th 2022, 11:07 AM 13,043 Views 0 Comments

Two searches took place in the vicinity of Ballyfin in Co Laois.

# drugs - Monday 7 February, 2022

Six people hospitalised in Argentina after taking drugs
# Rosario
# Rosario

Six people hospitalised in Argentina after taking drugs

Feb 7th 2022, 10:00 PM 19,426 Views 13 Comments

It comes after 24 people died in Argentina last week after consuming cocaine laced with opioids.

# drugs - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Two arrested as gardaí seize €100,000 worth of cannabis in Galway
# Rahoon
# Rahoon

Two arrested as gardaí seize €100,000 worth of cannabis in Galway

Feb 5th 2022, 11:11 AM 15,163 Views 0 Comments

One of the men is due to appear before Galway District Court at 2pm today.

# drugs - Friday 4 February, 2022

23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine
# Argentina
# Argentina

23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine

Updated Feb 4th 2022, 9:10 PM 42,174 Views 36 Comments

Two of the hospitalised are in a serious condition and on mechanical ventilation.

€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint

Feb 4th 2022, 7:16 PM 21,695 Views 6 Comments

A man in his late 40s has been arrested.

# drugs - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
# Seizure
# Seizure

Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 4:49 PM 45,059 Views 30 Comments

The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.

# drugs - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Two men arrested after gardaí seize heroin worth €70,000 and firearms in Tallaght
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two men arrested after gardaí seize heroin worth €70,000 and firearms in Tallaght

Jan 29th 2022, 2:53 PM 25,320 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí searched three residential properties in Tallaght this morning.

# drugs - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
# Seizure
# Seizure

Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang

Jan 26th 2022, 5:45 PM 15,564 Views 10 Comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

# drugs - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Cocaine worth €1.4 million seized after vehicle is searched at Dublin Port
# Drugs
# Drugs

Cocaine worth €1.4 million seized after vehicle is searched at Dublin Port

Jan 23rd 2022, 12:00 PM 26,161 Views 10 Comments

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

'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

Jan 19th 2022, 11:05 AM 26,626 Views 47 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

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,245 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
From The42
# Suspended

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

Jan 12th 2022, 11:22 AM 4,315 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 22,167 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 30,109 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 36,640 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 15,344 Views 3 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 23,865 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 32,285 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 16,703 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 17,386 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 20,400 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 31,959 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 27,793 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 16,290 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 10,131 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 32,370 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 18,633 Views 11 Comments

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