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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Heroin

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# Methadone
'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds
The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.
# lithuanian crime gang
New groups of 'young, vulnerable migrants' now being used to trade drugs in Dublin city centre
A new batch of suspected criminals are dealing on the streets of Dublin.
# Heroin
Man (40s) arrested following seizure of €90k worth of heroin after gardaí stop car on M9
Investigations are ongoing.
# Merchants Quay
'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.
'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'
Grace Dyas and Rachael Keogh – author of Dying To Survive – want their new play about heroin to spark change in Ireland.
# streets of limerick
'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.
# Drug seizure
One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home
The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.
# Organised Crime
Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city
A man was arrested and released without charge in relation to the seizure.
# opioids
The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.
# Inchicore
Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat
The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.
# Los Angeles
Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose
The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.
# on the beds
Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money
Gardaí, Revenue and CAB are aware of the premises.
# Courts
Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home
The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.
# Seized
Over €1 million worth of heroin labelled as household goods seized at Dublin Airport
The drugs were sent from Pakistan.
# drug report
Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to
The latest European Drug Report has been released today.
# Drug Treatment
Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.
# Clondalkin
Teenager arrested after €2,000 worth of heroin found on him
A further €43,000 was found in another search.
# New York
Vet who injected liquid heroin into puppies to smuggle drugs into US extradited
His arrest comes after a 12-year investigation.
# Drugs
Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port
A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.
We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?
The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.
# Injecting Centres
'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.
# drugs gang
Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin
The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.
# armed gardaí
Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary
A man and a woman were arrested.
# Looking Back
'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'
Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.
# Looking Back
'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'
Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.
# Whitefriar Gardens
Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin
A 56-year-old man has been arrested.
# crumlin/drimnagh feud
Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail
Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.
# Finglas
Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home
The judge noted Rachel Harford had never been suspected of being the “main actor” in this activity.
# Don't Ask Don't Tell
No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres
The location of the centre in Dublin will not be known until the end of next month.
# Addiction
Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.
# Drugs
Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families
Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.
# Cocaine
€650,000 worth of heroin and cocaine seized at Dublin Airport
A UK national was caught in possession of the drugs yesterday.
# Drugs
Gardaí seize €100k worth of heroin in Dublin raids
Two homes in the Dublin 1 area were searched, and two people were arrested.
# Addiction
Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin
“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.
# garda warning
Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine
Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.
# michael smallhorn
Man who got caught up in €837,000 heroin deal to pay off his golf fees avoids jail
The man was to be paid €200 for acting as a courier.
# chaotic life
'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?
# drug abuse
'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead
The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.
# Overdoses
A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex
Heroin and cocaine were being cut in the same location.
# trump troubadour
He stopped paying his mortgage so he could sing at Trump rallies - and now he's feeling a little disillusioned
Just two months after the election, Kraig Moss, aka the Trump Troubadour, isn’t feeling quite so positive about Donald Trump as he did before.