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# Drugs
Man due in court following seizure of €4.69 million worth of cocaine
Gardaí seized the drugs on Friday and arrested the man following an operation in Leopardstown, Dublin.
# irish guards
Six Irish Guard soldiers arrested in UK over drugs and money laundering offences
The Irish Guards are a regiment who guard royal palaces as part of their duties.
# Drugs
'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals
The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’.
# Caherconlish
Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick
The seizure was made at around 8pm last night.
# Smuggling
Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe
The seizure took place yesteday.
# choc it down
No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop
Claims have been made that the Animal Bars, which have foil wrappers, are popular with drug users.
# Laois
Three men to appear in court after gardaí seize drugs worth €90,000 in Portlaoise
The men, two aged in their late teens and one aged in his early 20s, were arrested on Tuesday night.
# Drugs
Gardaí discover cannabis worth over €70,000 in underground bunker in Galway
Two people were arrested at the scene.
# Drugs
Man due in court over €1.5 million drug seizure
The drugs were seized on Saturday.
# Report
Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries
The EU’s police and drugs agencies say the Kinahan crime group is among Europe’s largest wholesalers of cocaine.
# tyrellspass
Over €200,000 worth of cannabis seized from Westmeath shed
The drugs will be sent forward for analysis.
# Drugs
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
# Finglas
Man and woman arrested after €388,000 worth of drugs seized in Dublin
Gardaí carried out a search of a residence in Finglas at around 6.30pm yesterday.
# Drugs
Man (40s) charged after €1.34 million heroin seizure in Limerick
The charge was made after heroin and cash were found amid searches in Corbally and Clonlara.
# crackdown
Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.
# drugs investigation
Two men charged after cannabis resin weighing 210kg and valued at €1.2m seized in Dublin
The two men are due to appear in court this morning.
# Clondalkin
Man arrested as €140,000 diamorphine seized in Dublin search
Gardaí made the seizure in a residential property in Clondalkin.
# Open letter
Amnesty and dozens of NGOs sign letter calling for Citizens' Assembly on drugs to be held this year
21 TDs and 13 senators signed the open letter, including three Government representatives.
# Court
Woman charged after gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin
She will appear before a special sitting of Kilmallock District Court at 2pm today.
# operation tara
Woman arrested as gardaí seize €211,000 worth of cannabis and heroin
The seizure was made after gardaí stopped and searched a vehicle on the Clonmacken Road in Limerick yesterday.
# Dublin
Man arrested after gardaí seized nearly €80k worth of drugs in Darndale
The search was conducted at a checkpoint.
# Frank Feighan
Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'
Minister of State Frank Feighan confirmed to The Journal last week that the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs would not take place this year.
# Addiction
Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.
# citizens assembly
'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.
# Addiction
Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership
A nursing group specialising in addiction was removed from the committee in December.
# Malahide
Youth arrested after drugs worth over €14k and over €19k in cash seized as Dublin home searched
The boy is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
# ballyfin
Man (40s) charged in connection with seizure of €250,000 worth of drugs in Laois
Two searches took place in the vicinity of Ballyfin in Co Laois.
# Rosario
Six people hospitalised in Argentina after taking drugs
It comes after 24 people died in Argentina last week after consuming cocaine laced with opioids.
# rahoon
Two arrested as gardaí seize €100,000 worth of cannabis in Galway
One of the men is due to appear before Galway District Court at 2pm today.
# Argentina
23 people killed and dozens hospitalised in Argentina after taking 'laced' cocaine
Two of the hospitalised are in a serious condition and on mechanical ventilation.
# Drugs Seizure
€590,000 of suspected cannabis and cocaine seized at Cork checkpoint
A man in his late 40s has been arrested.
# Seizure
Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.
# Dublin
Two men arrested after gardaí seize heroin worth €70,000 and firearms in Tallaght
Gardaí searched three residential properties in Tallaght this morning.
# Seizure
Gardaí seize €100k worth of cannabis from Ballymun organised crime gang
A man in his 30s has been arrested.
# Drugs
Cocaine worth €1.4 million seized after vehicle is searched at Dublin Port
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to drug trafficking offences.
# Drugs
'War on drugs’ not an effective response to usage, minister tells committee
However, Frank Feighan was criticised during the Oireachtas committee for his approach to drug policy.
# Addiction
Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him
# suspended
Ivory Coast dealt a blow ahead of AFCON opener as first-choice goalkeeper handed doping ban
The Elephants play Equatorial Guinea this evening.
# Dublin
Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Will Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol lead to an increase in drug use?
Is there evidence that alcohol users turn to drugs as a result of the policy?