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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C


This year
'We want to win the All-Ireland' - Michael Darragh Macauley still feeding the furnace
Seven years on from winning an All-Ireland club, Michael Darragh is targeting another with Ballyboden.
Australia authorises MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical treatment
Authorised psychiatrists will be able to prescribe the drugs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and some types of depression.
Man granted bail after being charged with €180k worth of drugs
He was charged with unlawfully possessing cocaine, cannabis, MDMA and ketamine.
Revenue seize MDMA tablets worth over €300,000 in Athlone
A parcel of MDMA weighing 5 kg was found with an address in Kildare written on it.
Australia to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical use
The psychedelic substances will soon be used in the treatment of depression and post-traumatic stress.
Last year
HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA
HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.
'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals
The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’.
All time
Revenue officers seize 2.4 kilos of MDMA from man at Dublin Airport
The seizure was made on 18 November.
Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search
The drugs were seized in the Dublin 1 area on Monday night.
French police's MDMA haul was actually strawberry sweets
The police had said their drug haul was worth around a million euros.
'He became a yoga instructor. That's the level of detail he would have gone into to try maximise his career'
Reflecting on the trophy-laden Dublin career of Michael Darragh Macauley.
Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills
A number of others were admitted to hospital after suffering adverse effects, Warwickshire Police said.
Man (24) arrested after €100k worth of cocaine seized in Co Dublin
Smaller quantities of MDMA, cannabis herb and other drugs were also seized.
14-month-old girl suffered seizures after swallowing father's MDMA, court hears
Her father was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to causing or procuring cruelty to a child.
Suspected MDMA worth €200,000 seized in Co Wexford
The drugs were seized after a car failed to stop at a garda checkpoint early this morning.
'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning
Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.
Four UK men arrested as Aussie police seize €55 million worth of 'highest purity recorded' MDMA
Police say the powder was destined to be processed into 12 million ecstasy pills to be sold across Australia.
Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade
The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.
Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience
Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.
High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study
A European study also found that the use of MDMA had sharply increased, in recent years.
MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study
The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.
Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork
The drugs were found during the search of a car at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.
'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'
Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.
'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic
The Ana Liffey Drug Project is at Electric Picnic this weekend – and it has proved to be a busy few days so far.
Cannabis and MDMA worth €335,000 seized in Meath
Three people have been arrested.
'I'm hoping to right that wrong this summer' - MDMA delighted to be back on form
Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley put a frustrating, injury-hampered 2017 behind him with an impressive league campaign.
Ecstasy may relieve Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in war veterans, firefighters and police officers
Sixteen participants who suffered from PTSD when they joined the trial no longer met the criteria for diagnosis.
Police believe two teens who died took 'what they thought to have been MDMA'
An 18-year-old man is currently in police custody, awaiting questioning in relation to the incident.
Hoop dreams! Dublin midfielder follows Donaghy by joining Super League basketball side
Michael Darragh MacAuley will make his debut for Eanna on Thursday night in UCD.
Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs
A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.
'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent
The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.
Warnings over highly potent 'Pink Champagne’ MDMA after Manchester death
Experts say MDMA pills in Ireland have become increasingly potent in recent years.
Gardaí seize MDMA and heroin worth €1.1m in Dublin
Four men, ranging in age from their 30s to 60s, were arrested.
Man dies after 'dangerous drug incident' in Australia
Several other people were hospitalised and two men have been charged.
13-year-old in critical condition after taking suspected MDMA
Greater Manchester Police said that they had arrested a 15-year-old yesterday in relation to the incident.
Cocaine, ethanol and party drug MDA found in Scott Weiland's body
The Stone Temple Pilots singer died of “mixed drug toxicity” the medical examiner’s report said.
There's a plan to get the world's biggest club drug approved for medical use by 2021
It could be used as a viable treatment for use in psychotherapy to treat PTSD.
Students are using prescription medicines to get high
The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.
'I didn’t see it coming' - MDMA determined to bounce back from being dropped
The former Footballer of the Year had to settle for a place on the bench last time out.