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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Heroin

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# Organised Crime
Gardaí seize drugs worth €285,000 and €100,000 in cash in Meath
Heroin, crack cocaine and a submachine gun were found during searches today and yesterday.
# Organised Crime
Heroin and crack cocaine worth €60,000, plus €50,000 in cash, seized in Meath
Two men have been arrested.
# Operation Thor
Gardaí seize €850,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in Tipperary drugs raid
A man was arrested and is currently being questioned.
# lifted
Kinahan cartel member's girlfriend arrested after gardaí seize loaded revolver in Dublin
A woman in her late 30s is currently being questioned.
# Courts
Man jailed for 11 months for breaking into his sister's home
Alan Fagan stole a black Samsung tablet worth €400.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.
# Courts
Drug addict went “off the wall” robbing shops two weeks after release from prison
Laurence Bryan was drug-free on his release from prison but relapsed following a family argument.
# Crumlin
27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure
During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.
# Drugs Bust
Three men arrested and €300k worth of heroin seized in Ballyfermot
Two of the men remain in custody, while another has been released.
# Clondalkin
Gardaí seize MDMA and heroin worth €1.1m in Dublin
Four men, ranging in age from their 30s to 60s, were arrested.
# Injection centres
'It's not about NIMBY-ism, we just want a debate on injection centres'
Plans for a bill that will establish a pilot injecting room are at an advanced stage.
# Tallaght
Man in his 40s arrested after heroin, cocaine and €80,000 in cash found in house
The drugs had an estimated value of €200,000.
# mixing agents
From 0.03% to 91%: Just how pure are the illegal drugs sold in Ireland?
New analysis of garda seizures show that taking street drugs can be “a game of chance”.
# Dublin
Ambulance called as man in 'distress' after being sentenced for transporting €400k of heroin
The man’s one-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the offence.
# Galway
'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean
The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.
# Drugs
Gardaí in Dublin seize €150,000 worth of heroin
A man and a woman were arrested on James’ Street earlier today.
# Courts
Court wants to know if 14-year-old found with heroin was dealing or being used by gang to clear debt
Judge John O’Connor described the case as a horror.
# Lucan
Woman in her late 40s arrested after bag of heroin seized in raid
The heroin had an estimated value of €150,000.
# Naloxone
'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict
Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.
# Naloxone
A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme
Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.
# fentanyl
Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin
The HSE believes a more potent drug is being sold as heroin.
# Courts
Father of three caught hiding heroin-filled football given four years
Paul Dempsey had developed a gambling addiction and relapsed into heroin use shortly before being caught with the drugs.
# Operation Thistle
€1.4m-worth of heroin seized in Dublin city
One man in his 30s was arrested.
# pill report
Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs
A new report from the EU looks at drug use across the continent.
This tiny implant could be the key to overcoming heroin addiction
The tiny implant is called Probuphine and could address some of the hardest parts of treating addiction.
# Coultry Park
Teenager arrested with three kilos of heroin in his backpack
The drugs have an estimated street value of €420,000.
# Dublin City
'Major concern' as two men die of suspected overdoses within days of each other
It’s understood the body of one man lay undiscovered for several days.
# Dolphin's Barn
Three people arrested after €55k of heroin is seized in late night search
Two flats in the Dolphin’s Barn area were searched last night.
# Clondalkin
Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs
A 24-year-old man was arrested during a seizure at a Dublin house.
# Dublin
Heroin worth €840,000 seized after tip-off about suspicious activity
Suspicious activity was reported in the Limekiln Lane area of Dublin.
# Arrests
Gardaí have seized €400k worth of heroin
Detectives were investigating drug trafficking in the midlands.
# Drugs
Four people released after heroin and gun seizure in Dublin
Gardaí discovered heroin with a street value of €3,000, a handgun and ammunition.
# Limerick
Two arrested after €50,000 worth of heroin found in house raid
The two men can be questioned for up to a week.
# medically-supervised
Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months
There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.
# christmas crackdown
Two men charged after massive drugs raid in two counties
The two men, who were arrested in Kildare, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court this morning.
# Courts
Man who defecated in Garda interview room sentenced to 16 months
Alan Stone committed the act in the middle of his interview for stealing Fairy Liquid tablets.
# Merchants Quay
"There are people dying injecting themselves. I had to get the injection that brings you back to life"
At the Merchants Quay Night Café, staff and clients talk about injection centres
# portuguese model
Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.
# Drug Crime
Photos: The €3 million worth of drugs and guns seized in Tallaght
Two rifles and a shotgun with a silencer and telescopic sights were also found in the seizure.
# rutland
How America's 'heroin city' is turning itself around
“I really think people are starting to understand that this is a crisis, a health crisis, and it needs to be treated as such; it’s not just a moral failing.”