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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Heroin

All time
# Drugs
Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year
A large number of women are also seeking treatment, a change from 25 years ago.
# Drugs
Man charged over €750k of heroin found in car
The man will appear in court today.
# Louth
Man to appear in court after €750,000 worth of heroin found in car
The discovery was made on Monday night,.
# Search
€750,000 worth of heroin was found in a car in Louth last night
A 38-year-old man was arrested.
# Court
Two men arrested after heroin found in Dublin inner city house raids
The men were charged and appeared before court but have been remanded on bail to appear again at a later date.
# Seized
Did you have a smartphone stolen in Dublin recently? Gardaí just found 70 of them
There was also cannabis, cocaine and heroin found at the same property.
# Not so sweet
Four-year-old hands out heroin at play school, thinking it's sweets
Thankfully, no children were harmed.
# Drugs
Gardaí arrest nine in crackdown on Midlands heroin dealing
More arrests are expected as part of the operation.
# Collateral Damage
Another look at how alcohol can be more dangerous than heroin
Alcohol can be more harmful to those around the user.
# Organised Crime
Gardaí seize €700,000 worth of heroin and cannabis in Co Meath
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.
# Search
Woman (55) to appear in court over heroin seizure in Ballyfermot house
She is due to appear at 10:30 tomorrow morning.
# Drug Crime
€150,000 worth of heroin found at Dublin house
A woman in her 50s was arrested at the scene by gardaí yesterday evening.
Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex
We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.
# Drug Crime
Gardaí in Dublin arrest dozens on drug charges after six-month operation
Operation Tempest has made landfall…
# Legal Highs
Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016
A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.
# Drug use
Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems
Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.
# up in court
Man charged over Thurles heroin seizure
The man, aged in his 30s, appeared before a special sitting of Nenagh District Court.
# custody
Woman arrested over heroin seizure is released
A man is still in custody after also being arrested.
# Drugs
Man arrested after Tipperary heroin seizure
The man is being held at Thurles Garda Station.
# Drug use
Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea
The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.
Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict
Compassion for a fellow human being should not change just because a poor soul happened to be an addict.
# Addiction
Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.
# War On Drugs
US police saving people from overdoses with new heroin antidote
Police had been “literally standing by and watching someone die of a drug overdose”.
# Drogheda
Man released without charge following €4m heroin seizure
Two other people arrested in connection with the haul appeared before court yesterday.
# Drugs
Man and woman to appear in court in connection with €4m heroin seizure
The 27 kilos of heroin was discovered in a truck that was searched by gardaí on the M1.
# Good dog
Ralph strikes again: Customs dog sniffs out €500k worth of heroin, ecstasy & cannabis
They would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that pesky mutt…
# National Drugs Unit
Truckload of drugs: Over €6mn of heroin and cocaine seized in Drogheda and Donnybrook
Five people are now in custody.
# Athens
So how much heroin was found in Europe's largest-ever seizure of the drug?
The narcotics were discovered in Greece.
# in words
Peaches Geldof's last interview: 'Heroin is such a bleak drug.'
In the interview published by The Spectator, Geldof spoke about people’s preconceived ideas of her.
# Overdoses
Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?
Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.
# Drug use
Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.
# War On Drugs
Fireworks, mobile phones and three types of drugs seized in Dublin
Gardaí said the house they searched was unoccupied at the time and no arrests were made.
# break-ins
Peaches Geldof's home burgled twice since her death
The last burglary, in which no personal items were stolen, happened on Friday 9 May.
# Dublin
Man charged following massive heroin seizure
Six kilos of the drug, worth an estimated €900,000, were seized at a premises in Newcastle, Co Dublin.
# Drugs Busts
Cocaine and heroin involved in majority of serious drugs cases before courts
An overwhelming majority (93 per cent) of offenders were men.
# Inquest
Heroin use 'likely' to have been involved in death of Peaches Geldof
A short inquest hearing was held today head of a full investigation in July.
Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose
The daughter of Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent last month.
# Drugs
Photo: Here's what €170 million worth of heroin looks like
It was the biggest ever haul of heroin ever seized at sea.
# Addiction
Former UK drugs advisor to speak at"dream drug" heroin treatment centre
Professor David Nutt says naltrexone can allow heroin addicts “live a normal life”.
# drug users
Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.