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# illegal - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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.

# illegal - Thursday 12 March, 2020

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.

# illegal - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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.

# illegal - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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 - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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.

# illegal - Monday 25 June, 2018

From The42 Rugby star fronts bid to ban homophobic abuse in English football 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.

# illegal - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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.

# illegal - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

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.

# illegal - Friday 13 April, 2018

From The42 'There are 37 countries in the Commonwealth where it’s currently illegal to be who I am' 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.

# illegal - Sunday 24 December, 2017

'Surely to God Trump won't break up families': Letters reveal fears of undocumented Irish in the US 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’.

# illegal - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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.

# illegal - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

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.

# illegal - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Sniffer dogs help discover 8,000 cigarettes and €15k in cash

Three people were questioned in relation to the seizure.

# illegal - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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 - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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.

# illegal - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Cladding around Grenfell Tower blamed for spreading fire is 'illegal in the UK'

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has made the claims today.

# illegal - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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.

# illegal - Monday 16 January, 2017

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.

# illegal - Sunday 11 December, 2016

"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.

# illegal - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From The42 War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised 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.

# illegal - Thursday 29 September, 2016

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.

# illegal - Friday 22 July, 2016

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.

# illegal - Sunday 10 July, 2016

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.

# illegal - Monday 27 June, 2016

Twenty Irish bred puppies found crammed in car boot

The ISPCA is now looking for homes for the puppies.

# illegal - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

# illegal - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

China is accusing the US of 'illegally entering' its waters

The USS Lassen sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands Beijing is building.

# illegal - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Two peregrine falcons have been shot dead

Post-mortem results have just been returned for the birds.

# illegal - Thursday 11 June, 2015

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’.

# illegal - Thursday 7 May, 2015

The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal

A US appeals court made the judgement today.

# illegal - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The42 'You can't say anything to that man' - Sean O'Brien on Wayne Barnes 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’.

# illegal - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 China's communist government have declared 66 golf courses '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.

# illegal - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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…

# illegal - Sunday 1 March, 2015

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.

# illegal - Thursday 12 February, 2015

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.

# illegal - Monday 12 January, 2015

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.

# illegal - Friday 2 January, 2015

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.

# illegal - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

# illegal - Monday 8 December, 2014

Revenue stop 130,000 cigarettes marked "school goods" from hitting the market

The cargo has a street value of around €68,300.

# illegal - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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.

# illegal - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.

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