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#Drugs

# drugs - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Gardaí seize estimated €1 million worth of cannabis in Finglas

A man in his 60s was arrested after a search at a house in Finglas.

# drugs - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Drug dealer caught after being spotted leaving boxes of cocaine at telephone pole

Detective Stack saw Simon McDonagh arrive and stoop beside the telephone pole to place down two plastic lunch boxes.

Jury to hear Bill Cosby's testimony about giving women quaaludes before sex

Prosecutors are expected to read a transcript of his 2005 testimony as early as today.

# drugs - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Six arrested as gardaí seize €250k in cash in international money laundering operation

The gang is suspected of trafficking drugs to Australia and then laundering the proceeds back to Ireland.

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.

# drugs - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Shotgun, drugs and stolen motorcycle seized in Tallaght

A man in his late teens has been arrested.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Man arrested after firearm and drugs found in boot of car seized in Co Sligo

Gardaí seized the goods after obtaining a search warrant for a house in Ballymote last night.

# drugs - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Two Vietnamese men smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouse jailed

One of the men travelled to Ireland in a shipping container.

# drugs - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town

Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.

# drugs - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Americans urged to carry overdose antidote in effort to tackle drug deaths

The US’s chief doctor has issued his office’s first national public health advisory in 13 years.

# drugs - Monday 2 April, 2018

Lithuanian trucker refused bail after allegedly importing €1.8m worth of drugs into Dublin

Father-of-two Alvydus Simkus has an address in Limerick.

# drugs - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Man to appear in court over cocaine, heroin and ketamine drug haul at Dublin Port

The 55-year-old non-national male was arrested yesterday.

# drugs - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

Sixth man arrested after what could be the North's largest ever haul of cannabis

The value of the drugs will be released in due course.

# drugs - Friday 30 March, 2018

€1.6 million in drugs and cash seized in Carlow

The search was assisted by Europol.

# drugs - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardaí issue warning after potentially harmful animal sedatives stolen in burglary

The burglary happened in the Thurles area last Saturday.

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'

Decriminalising possession can instinctively seem like a bad idea. We need to change public perception, writes Tony Duffin.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Prince toxicology report shows very high level of fentanyl drug, experts say

Price was found unresponsive in a lift in his estate on 21 April 2016.

20 years since it hit the shelves, the HSE spends €500,000 on Viagra for Irish men

It was the first pill aimed at helping men get erections.

# drugs - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Plea for leniency rejected as man who is sole carer for elderly parents jailed for drug charge

William Duff had been off drugs for a number of years but relapsed in 2015 after his girlfriend suffered a miscarriage.

# drugs - Friday 23 March, 2018

Cocaine, cannabis and ketamine worth over €1.4m seized in Dublin

Two men have been arrested.

# drugs - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Woman due in court after €1.4 million worth of drugs found in Dublin

The 32-year-old woman was arrested after the haul in Friday night.

# drugs - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.4m seized in Dublin

A man and a woman have been arrested as part of the seizure.

# drugs - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Dublin student gets three year suspended sentence after cannabis found in wardrobe

The 20-year-old man, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the cannabis herb.

# drugs - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

36 people arrested after searches in Kilkenny and Carlow

21 people have been charged with offences such as theft, assault and fraud.

# drugs - Saturday 10 March, 2018

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.

Man who robbed three shops in Dublin with a blood-filled syringe jailed for four and a half years

The court heard the 37-year-old was ‘largely institutionalised’ from time spent in jail.

# drugs - Friday 9 March, 2018

€60,000-worth of cannabis from Thailand seized in Tralee

The drugs were concealed in household linen.

# drugs - Monday 5 March, 2018

Cannabis worth €230,000 found in wicker box and toys at Portlaoise Mail Centre

The drugs were found with the help of detector dog Stella.

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# drugs - Sunday 4 March, 2018

How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

14 people due in court after drugs sold to undercover gardaí in Offaly

Gardaí also seized controlled substances, cash and items of evidential value during follow-up searches.

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need Addiction This post contains videos

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

# drugs - Monday 26 February, 2018

Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year

557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.

# drugs - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Data retrieved from Chilean drug lord's phones led to arrest of Irish men in Amsterdam

The arrest of El Rico last year has led to a number of drug seizures.

# drugs - Friday 16 February, 2018

'Truly it will save lives': Dublin supervised injecting centre to be operated by Merchants Quay

The organisation already provides a drop-in service, Night Cafe and other supports for people who are homeless.

# drugs - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Man (19) arrested after €500,000 cocaine seizure in Kildare

He was arrested around 1.30pm this afternoon.

# drugs - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Ireland plans to work with other countries to drive down the cost of expensive medicines

Ireland is to open negotiations with four countries on drug pricing and supply.

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