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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Heroin

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# Ballyfermot
Heroin worth €1 million seized in car search
Two men were arrested as part of the operation targeting organised crime.
# drug trafficking
€1.6 million worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis seized after car is stopped
They are being held in two Garda stations.
# Inquest
Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'
Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.
# Drugs
Gardaí seize nearly €1 million worth of pills in Blanchardstown
A man in his late 30s was arrested at the scene.
# Rathcoole
Two men charged after €1.5 million worth of heroin found in two cars
They are both due to appear before court at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.
# on stage
Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work
It’s for a play by TheatreClub.
# Coolmine
A LOT of heroin has been seized at industrial estate in Dublin
Investigations are ongoing.
# Courts
Hijacker jailed for taking car with baby inside on All-Ireland quarter final day
The heroin addict failed “in spectacular fashion”, the court heard.
# Your Say
Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.
# Dangerous
These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.
# Drugs
Almost 10,000 people are in methadone programmes in Ireland - and the number is rising
The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.
# streets of dublin
Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles
Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…
# dark web
Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.
# Dublin
Popular pensioner who smokes two bags of heroin a week outside his house sentenced
The 67-year-old family man was described as extremely helpful by his local community in Dublin.
# Busted
Irish police officer praised for his role in record New York heroin seizure
Dave McIntyre, originally from Co Mayo, helped locate $50 million worth of heroin.
# Social Inclusion plan
HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses
Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.
# Courts
Man sentenced for trying to sell heroin to undercover garda
The former chef approached the plainclothes garda and tried to sell him €2k worth of the drug.
# Drug Crime
Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of heroin in Dublin
Two men were also arrested in the Dublin area.
# Heroin
Mystery, super poppy seeds could double how much opium the Taliban can sell
It’s the cash crop for the Taliban – and it’s about to get even scarier.
# Addiction
Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that?
Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said he will be attempting to bring forward legislation to introduce them this year.
# drug trends
People are sniffing cheap butane gas to get high on the streets of Dublin
The “old-school” gas sniffing is on the rise, says Ana Liffey director, Tony Duffin.
# your questions
Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.
# inhalation
The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.
# minister for drugs
'Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis ... They're wrong'
Here’s how Fianna Fáil thinks we can deal with the ‘scourge’ of drugs.
# bad reaction
Watch: Man who took heroin overdose gets aggressive with Cork paramedics
He was not breathing when the paramedics arrived on the scene.
# Heroin
'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'
Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.
Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?
Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.
# Amsterdam
Man suspected of selling deadly heroin to tourists turns himself in
At least 20 tourists were made ill and three died after snorting white heroin sold to them as cocaine.
# Drug Crime
Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin in St Patrick's Day raid
Two people were arrested yesterday in connection with the seizure.
# minister for drugs
Cork's heroin problem is 'an on-going battle'
There has been a surge in the number of heroin addicts over the past decade.
# Amsterdam
Tourists warned of white heroin being sold as cocaine
Three tourists have already become ill as a result of the drug in the past few days.
# EpiPens
These emergency drugs may be more easily available after death of 14-year-old girl
The government wants your opinion…
# Gangland Crime
Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin
Heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million was seized by gardaí.
# Arrest
Huge haul of heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million seized by gardaí
That’s a lot of drugs.
# Drug use
"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
An Irish play tackles drug use head on.
# Inner city
'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin
The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.
# Smuggled
You'll never guess how this woman managed to sneak a gun into prison
Just think of the worst possible place to put a gun, and you have it.
# lethal cocktails
Methadone. Heroin. Alcohol ... Surge in mixed-drug deaths since 2004
There’s been an increase in the number of drug-related deaths recorded. Alcohol was a factor in three out of four of all poisonings.
# Drugs
'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'
Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.