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# drugs - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Gardaí discover concealed door leading to cannabis grow houses in Tipperary apartment

Gardaí have made three seizures in the last 24 hours.

# drugs - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Man arrested after gardaí seize drugs and cash worth over €13,000 in Limerick

Suspected drugs, money and counterfeit money were seized following searches yesterday.

# drugs - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Man arrested after gardaí seize cannabis worth €165,000 in Wexford

Gardaí recovered 5kg of cannabis herb and 80 cannabis plants this afternoon.

# drugs - Friday 1 May, 2020

Man arrested at Covid-19 checkpoint following discovery of €40k worth of cannabis

He is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

# drugs - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Gardaí in Cork seize 300 prescription tablets believed to have been bought on the internet

A couple were stopped this morning in Skibbereen when the tablets were found.

Interpol warns that Irish food delivery services are being used to transport drugs during Covid-19 crisis

Earlier this month, gardaí recovered eight kilos of cocaine as well as two handguns hidden in pizza boxes.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Man (18) charged with breaking Covid-19 law expected to also be charged over cocaine seizure

The man was arrested in the Ballymun area of Dublin yesterday evening.

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

# drugs - Monday 27 April, 2020

Gardaí find €400k worth of cannabis herb at Mayo growhouse

Over 500 plants were seized at the premises in Ballinastanford, Claremorris.

# drugs - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Gardaí believe 'incredibly potent' cannabis on Irish streets due to shortages caused by Covid-19

The new cannabis is arriving through Dublin Port from the UK.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Cocaine worth €21,000 seized after man flees car stopped by gardaí in Galway

The man was seen placing a white package into a gap in a wall.

# drugs - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Man arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after failing to stop at Covid-19 checkpoint

The incident ended when the car hit a gate on a farm in Co Cork.

# drugs - Friday 17 April, 2020

Drugs worth €25,000, fake cash and fireworks seized at house in Limerick city

€5,000 in counterfeit cash was seized in the search before 4pm today.

Man (20s) arrested after gardaí discover loaded gun and drugs during search operation

The man remains in custody and investigations are ongoing.

# drugs - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Man arrested with cocaine worth €125,000 after gardaí monitor wooded area in Fermoy

A number of plastic boxes were retrieved and, on examination, were found to contain suspected cocaine.

# drugs - Saturday 11 April, 2020

18 year-old arrested after €79,000 worth of cannabis, cocaine and MDMA seized

The seizure was made in the Midleton area earlier today.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Gardaí make three arrests following seizure of €555,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis

Officers were responding to reports of suspicious behaviour.

# drugs - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Three arrested after cocaine worth €140,000 seized in Dublin

The seizure was made on the N81 last night.

# drugs - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Three people arrested after over €37k worth of cannabis, crack cocaine and diamorphine seized

Gardaí seized the drugs in Clondalkin, Dublin yesterday.

# drugs - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus

The European Medicines Agency said these falsified medicines can cause serious harm.

# drugs - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Treatment drugs showing promise in the hunt for an antiviral answer

Remdesivir is an antiviral drug in development that has been showing promising results.

# drugs - Monday 9 March, 2020

Two arrested after €1.5 million worth of cocaine seized at Rosslare Port

The drugs were found hidden behind the back seat of the vehicle.

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Top League in Japan suspends entire competition after player arrested

A player from the Hino Red Dolphins was arrested for alleged cocaine use.

# drugs - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Cannabis worth over €35,000 seized at Dublin Mail Centre

The drugs were discovered in 13 separate parcels, all of which originated from the United States.

# drugs - Monday 2 March, 2020

Three women due in court charged over €455,000 drugs seizure

Four people were arrested on Friday and Saturday as part of ongoing operations aimed at tackling organised crime.

# drugs - Sunday 1 March, 2020

'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction

Olivia suffered from drug addiction for 30 years, but one drug in particular affected her like no other.

# drugs - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Cocaine and heroin worth €455k seized as four arrested by gardaí in Dublin

The search of a car and follow-up search of a home led to the discovery of the quantity of illicit drugs.

# drugs - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.

# drugs - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Cannabis and ecstasy worth €50k sent to Dublin addresses seized by customs

The packages were declared as ‘fabric’, ‘gloves’, ‘bathrobe’ and a ‘denim hooded jacket’.

# drugs - Friday 21 February, 2020

Gardaí make 11 arrests and seize €40,000 worth of drugs in raids in Navan

Fifteen locations were searched in Navan.

# drugs - Thursday 20 February, 2020

High Court rejects challenge against deportation of convicted drug dealer

Shaheed Adeola Ishola was jailed following the discovery of €1.4 million worth of cocaine.

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

# drugs - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Five men arrested after gardaí seize cannabis worth €289k in searches across three counties

The searches were carried out in Sligo, Roscommon and Mayo.

# drugs - Friday 14 February, 2020

Cannabis and cocaine worth €130,000 seized in Finglas

A man has been charged and is due to appear in court this morning.

# drugs - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Cars, designer bags and €22,500 in cash seized by CAB after searches in Cork and Tipperary

Gardaí said today’s search operation has dealt “a significant blow to the drug distribution network in Cork”.

# drugs - Friday 7 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020

We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.

# drugs - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills

A number of others were admitted to hospital after suffering adverse effects, Warwickshire Police said.

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.