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#Drugs

# drugs - Last month November 2022

Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
# Drug Policy
# Drug Policy

Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use

Nov 24th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,387 Views 56 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says his bill will provide a stepping stone to a more progressive drugs policy in Ireland.

Cannabis jelly factory 'responsible for child hospitalisations' discovered by Dublin gardaí
# Finglas
# Finglas

Cannabis jelly factory 'responsible for child hospitalisations' discovered by Dublin gardaí

Nov 19th 2022, 2:07 PM 47,873 Views 0 Comments

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy said cannabis jellies have been responsible for child sicknesses.

Polish man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for transporting over €1.5m worth of cannabis
# Courts
# Courts

Polish man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for transporting over €1.5m worth of cannabis

Nov 17th 2022, 6:24 PM 15,442 Views 10 Comments

The court heard that Revenue officials were informed of goods being transported from Malaga in Spain to Ireland.

'The level of sickness we're seeing is massive': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
# Streets Of Limerick
# Streets Of Limerick

'The level of sickness we're seeing is massive': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Nov 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,644 Views 34 Comments

Drug workers in the city say the people seeking their services are more excluded and more unwell than ever.

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
# Crime
# Crime

New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established

Nov 4th 2022, 1:31 PM 17,127 Views 34 Comments

It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.

# drugs - October October 2022

'Competing against clean athletes was important to her' - Former coach defends Halep
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'Competing against clean athletes was important to her' - Former coach defends Halep

Oct 24th 2022, 1:44 PM 2,383 Views 0 Comments

Darren Cahill has issued a strong statement in the tennis star’s defence.

Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port
# Cocaine
# Cocaine

Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port

Oct 10th 2022, 7:24 PM 18,492 Views 5 Comments

The seizure was made as part of a joint operation by Revenue and gardaí.

‘No plans’ to change classification of cannabis to Class A drug in UK, says No 10
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

‘No plans’ to change classification of cannabis to Class A drug in UK, says No 10

Oct 10th 2022, 2:10 PM 13,261 Views 13 Comments

There have been reports suggesting the UK Home Secretary was open to a tougher stance on cannabis.

Man (40s) charged and over €350,000 diamorphine and cocaine seized in Clondalkin
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man (40s) charged and over €350,000 diamorphine and cocaine seized in Clondalkin

Oct 8th 2022, 11:29 AM 12,543 Views 0 Comments

The search operation took place at 1pm yesterday.

Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin

Oct 3rd 2022, 5:49 PM 15,738 Views 8 Comments

Revenue officers seized 11.3kg worth of herbal cannabis in the Balbriggan area.

# drugs - This year 2022

PSNI arrest man and seize €34k of cannabis in UVF drug dealing investigation
# Belfast
# Belfast

PSNI arrest man and seize €34k of cannabis in UVF drug dealing investigation

Sep 15th 2022, 8:11 PM 9,562 Views 0 Comments

A PSNI detective said buying drugs put money ‘straight into the hands of paramilitaries’.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam

Sep 10th 2022, 12:43 PM 12,628 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in Tuam yesterday.

Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse
# Drugs
# Drugs

Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse

Sep 8th 2022, 8:15 AM 15,098 Views 1 Comment

They have since been charged and are due before Ballinasloe District Court this morning.

HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
# Purple Skulls
# Purple Skulls

HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic

Sep 3rd 2022, 7:25 AM 38,181 Views 37 Comments

The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.

Midlands €8.4m suspected cocaine seizure 'not flour, not baking soda', court told
# Mullingar District Court
# Mullingar District Court

Midlands €8.4m suspected cocaine seizure 'not flour, not baking soda', court told

Aug 25th 2022, 2:28 PM 24,357 Views 0 Comments

Tim Gilchrist, 54, and Michal Luczak, 41, appeared before Mullingar District Court via video link.

Man arrested after €3.2 million worth of cocaine seized in Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Man arrested after €3.2 million worth of cocaine seized in Dublin

Aug 22nd 2022, 1:21 PM 21,073 Views 12 Comments

40 blocks of suspected cocaine were seized in a house in Dublin 22.

A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic
# Safer Nightlife
# Safer Nightlife

A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic

Aug 18th 2022, 11:49 AM 23,501 Views 102 Comments

It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.

€240,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin Airport
# Revenue
# Revenue

€240,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin Airport

Aug 8th 2022, 3:53 PM 11,048 Views 0 Comments

Revenue officers made the seizure as part of a routine inspection.

Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million

Aug 7th 2022, 10:34 AM 18,132 Views 0 Comments

The two men, aged 54 and 40, are due to appear in court today.

€300,000 worth of cannabis seized in Tipperary and Carlow
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

€300,000 worth of cannabis seized in Tipperary and Carlow

Aug 7th 2022, 7:48 AM 15,946 Views 5 Comments

Two men were arrested by gardaí.

Two women and man released from garda custody following arrests over €72k cocaine seizure
# Galway
# Galway

Two women and man released from garda custody following arrests over €72k cocaine seizure

Jul 29th 2022, 7:20 PM 15,565 Views 2 Comments

More than €10,000 in cash was seized at one location.

Man charged over €2.5 million drugs seizure
# Raid
# Raid

Man charged over €2.5 million drugs seizure

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 6:39 PM 35,583 Views 1 Comment

A man in his 50s, was arrested and has been charged.

Gardaí seize over €500,000 of cannabis from Tipperary growhouse
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Gardaí seize over €500,000 of cannabis from Tipperary growhouse

Jul 26th 2022, 6:54 PM 19,071 Views 0 Comments

No arrests have been made.

White balloons released in Belfast to mark recent spate in drugs-related deaths
# Belfast
# Belfast

White balloons released in Belfast to mark recent spate in drugs-related deaths

Jul 23rd 2022, 5:40 PM 16,036 Views 20 Comments

15 people have died in what have been termed as drugs-related deaths in Belfast since the start of June.

Former Dublin hurler gets nine years for €2.7 million worth of cocaine and cannabis
# Courts
# Courts

Former Dublin hurler gets nine years for €2.7 million worth of cocaine and cannabis

Jul 22nd 2022, 8:23 PM 55,125 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Casey fled to London and started a new life after a high speed chase with Gardaí eight years ago.

Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
# Cannabis Risk Alliance

Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister

Jul 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 10,873 Views 0 Comments

The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.

Man arrested after gardaí seize drugs worth €50,000 in north Dublin
# Operation Tara
# Operation Tara

Man arrested after gardaí seize drugs worth €50,000 in north Dublin

Jul 16th 2022, 6:24 PM 23,318 Views 5 Comments

The man has since been released and is expected to appear before Dublin District Court later this month.

Man arrested and €220,000 worth of drugs seized at house in Cork City
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Man arrested and €220,000 worth of drugs seized at house in Cork City

Jul 15th 2022, 9:18 AM 11,226 Views 2 Comments

The search was carried out last night at approximately 8.30pm.

Over €1 million worth of cocaine seized at Dublin Airport
# Seized
# Seized

Over €1 million worth of cocaine seized at Dublin Airport

Jul 12th 2022, 12:37 PM 17,008 Views 18 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,770 Views 22 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.

Two arrested as €6.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Kilkenny
# Ballyhale
# Ballyhale

Two arrested as €6.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Kilkenny

Jul 11th 2022, 10:17 PM 24,799 Views 11 Comments

Searches were carried out as part of an operation targeting transnational drug trafficking networks.

Justice Minister in favour of higher rate of tax for convicted drug dealers
# Helen McEntee
# Helen McEntee

Justice Minister in favour of higher rate of tax for convicted drug dealers

Jul 8th 2022, 7:27 PM 36,194 Views 22 Comments

While changes to the tax system for criminals is not presently being considered, Helen McEntee said the idea “wouldn’t be a bad thing”.

Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine

Jun 23rd 2022, 4:57 PM 16,917 Views 17 Comments

Seven men have also been detained in connection with the seizures.

Drugs worth €450,000 were 'destined for addresses around Ireland', says Revenue
# Seizure
# Seizure

Drugs worth €450,000 were 'destined for addresses around Ireland', says Revenue

Jun 22nd 2022, 5:36 PM 25,498 Views 13 Comments

The drugs were seized this week.

Man (40s) arrested after €150,000 worth of cannabis herb and plants seized in Galway
# Cappataggle
# Cappataggle

Man (40s) arrested after €150,000 worth of cannabis herb and plants seized in Galway

Jun 20th 2022, 6:41 AM 16,436 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before Galway District Court this morning.

Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort
# Rosslare Europort
# Rosslare Europort

Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort

Jun 19th 2022, 1:18 PM 11,536 Views 9 Comments

Over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered during the seizure.

Man due in court following seizure of €4.69 million worth of cocaine
# Drugs
# Drugs

Man due in court following seizure of €4.69 million worth of cocaine

Updated Jun 5th 2022, 4:21 PM 46,063 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí seized the drugs on Friday and arrested the man following an operation in Leopardstown, Dublin.

Six Irish Guard soldiers arrested in UK over drugs and money laundering offences
# Irish Guards
# Irish Guards

Six Irish Guard soldiers arrested in UK over drugs and money laundering offences

May 27th 2022, 11:06 AM 16,487 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Guards are a regiment who guard royal palaces as part of their duties.

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals

May 25th 2022, 11:28 AM 9,087 Views 16 Comments

The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’.

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick
# Caherconlish
# Caherconlish

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick

May 25th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,760 Views 1 Comment

The seizure was made at around 8pm last night.

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