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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 0°C

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# Cannabis
'This is happening in plain sight': Telling the story of trafficked people working in Irish growhouses
A new artwork is based on the stories of people affected.
# illegal
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.
# Revenue
Over 10 million cigarettes worth €6 million seized at Dublin Port
They were discovered in a shipping container with the assistance of detector dog Kelly.
# Drug seizure
Cannabis worth €80,000 seized from parcels declared as 'plastic ornaments' in Dublin
Revenue have been involved in two drug seizures and one cash seizure in the past two days.
# the explainer
Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?
This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?
# illegal
EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals
The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.
# Campaign
Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in English football
Former Wales player Gareth Thomas has joined forces with Conservative MP Damian Collins.
# cleaning up
6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year
Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.
# Drugs
Steroids and erectile dysfunction pills: One million doses of illegal medication seized last year
The HPRA has expressed concern about the abuse of anabolic steroids, which have side-effects including liver damage and blood clots.
# taking a stand
'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am'
Tom Daley has urged a number of nations to relax their anti-gay stance.
# FOI
'Surely to God Trump won't break up families': Letters reveal fears of undocumented Irish in the US
Others were less supportive of the undocumented with one man asking for them to be described as illegal rather than ‘undocumented’.
# bodybuilding
Huge spike in steroid use despite side effects such as stunted growth and baldness
Gardaí believe about a dozen gyms in Dublin city centre and northside have been used as selling points.
# prosecution
Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.
# sniffing out crime
Sniffer dogs help discover 8,000 cigarettes and €15k in cash
Three people were questioned in relation to the seizure.
# RIGHT TO PRIVACY
EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal
The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.
# Illegal Immigrants
This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US
John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
# Investigation
Cladding around Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading fire is 'illegal in the UK'
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has made the claims today.
# firestorm
Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have Basic Payment Scheme grants docked
A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.
# Vulture funds
Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants
AAA-PBP is kicking off the first day of the Dáil session tomorrow with its Anti-Eviction Bill.
# protect yourself
"Too many tragedies": Parents warned of dangers of quadbikes in run-up to Christmas
South Dublin County Council issued the advice after a number of fatalities and serious injuries in recent years.
# Best of Enemies
War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised
The England boss. riled his native Australia by calling for a pre-match meeting with referee Jaco Peper.
# Gardaí
GRA boss accepts planned strike may not be legal
Gardaí are planning to withdraw their services on four days in November in dispute over pay.
# misuse of drugs act
Banned: The government is about to make some benzos and other prescription drugs illegal
The Misuse of Drugs Bill 2016 passed through the Dáil yesterday.
# about turn
Tony Blair's former number two now says the Iraq war was illegal
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott says the publishing of the Chilcot Report into the war has changed his mind.
# puppy trade
Twenty Irish bred puppies found crammed in car boot
The ISPCA is now looking for homes for the puppies.
# illegal
Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators
There is pressure now for it to be removed.
# south china sea
China is accusing the US of 'illegally entering' its waters
The USS Lassen sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands Beijing is building.
# illegal
Two peregrine falcons have been shot dead
Post-mortem results have just been returned for the birds.
# Dangerous
Heard of 'Black Mount' and 'Jim's' cigarettes? They're available on the Irish black market...
Around two thirds of black market cigarettes in Ireland are ‘illicit whites’.
# hanging on the telephone
The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
A US appeals court made the judgement today.
# Referee
'You can't say anything to that man' - Sean O'Brien on Wayne Barnes
The Tullow Tank felt Steffon Armitage’s breakdown efforts were ‘completely illegal’.
# way harsh
China's communist government have declared 66 golf courses 'illegal'
The ruling party have long had an ambivalent relationship with the sport.
# The drugs don't work
Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?
Emergency legislation is needed after a court ruling this morning. Here’s what happened…
# shebeen warrant
Look at all the alcohol gardaí seized from a shebeen in Galway
Gardaí said shebeens like this one represent unfair competition for pubs who are operating lawfully.
# yoga pants
US politician tries to ban leggings (and any tight-fitting beige garments)
Basically anything that gives the appearance of a bum, genitals, pelvis or female nipple.
# ortolan substitute
Want to try Haughey's 'sadistic' songbird dish? Here's a vegan version of it...
You won’t need to force-feed any tiny animals for this version. Or drown them in Armagnac for that matter.
# Torrent
The Pirate Bay could be making a return next month
The site went offline in early December after a police raid was carried out on a server room back in December.
# Banned
Four more legal highs have now been made illegal
GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.
# not for children
Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market
The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.
# illegal
Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter
The utility said that requesting someone to remove your meter is an offence.