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#Drugs

# drugs - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Drugs, gun and ammunition seized at Dublin house

Two men have been arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

The government will fund life-prolonging treatment for a terminal cancer patient

The drug is believed to cost between €65,000 and €85,000 per patient.

# drugs - Monday 27 July, 2015

Two in court after cannabis worth €600k and 40,000 prescription drugs seized

The seizures were made in north Dublin yesterday.

# drugs - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Man arrested off Faro flight after cocaine found in suitcase at Cork Airport

In a separate operation, gardaí discovered an elaborate grow house in Country Meath with €750,000 worth of cannabis plants.

Man to face jail after being caught with “Aladdin’s cave” of drugs, ammo and Garda uniforms

A customs officer carrying out a random spot check at a storage facility in Dublin almost two years ago smelled cannabis.

# drugs - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Terminal cancer patient pleads with government to pay for drug that could prolong her life

A 59-year-old woman says she is begging the government to pay for a cancer drug that could prolong her life.

# drugs - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

# drugs - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

# drugs - Friday 10 July, 2015

Shocking photos show Cork flat complex littered with heroin paraphernalia

Residents have been expressing concern at the situation.

# drugs - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking ‘legal highs’

There was “huge outcry” over the issue, a local community worker said.

Former head shop drug ‘Snow Blow’ linked to HIV surge in Dublin

The drug is more available now than when the head shops shut down, according to one user.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

Barrymore sues police over arrest in connection with murder at his home

The former TV star says his arrest over Stuart Lubbock’s death ruined his career.

# drugs - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

‘I’ve seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison – it’s all because of drugs’

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

# drugs - Monday 6 July, 2015

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

# drugs - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Poor storage facilities at garda stations leave them ‘stinking’ of cannabis for days

Poor storage facilities at garda stations leave them ‘stinking’ of cannabis for days

Without adequate ventilation systems to stop the smell spreading through the station, gardaí say they are often stuck with the stench of rotting cannabis plants.

# drugs - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

# drugs - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?

Irish people have been warned about the dangers of buying from unregistered sites.

Journey drummer was high on meth and hallucinating when arrested

Castronovo had sent a woman who accused him of rape 122 texts and called her 35 times since he posted bail.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Four men arrested after these dogs sniffed out €184,000 worth of drugs

The drugs were found in a Lithuanian registered van.

# drugs - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs

It comes after inmates formed a pyramid to help a prisoner get on the roof of Mountjoy prison earlier this month.

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

# drugs - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Man sentenced after cocaine found hidden in his runners

The drugs were in a sandwich bag that was stuffed into the toe of a pair of trainers in a sports bag.

# drugs - Monday 22 June, 2015

50-year-old woman arrested after cocaine found in car by gardaí on uniform patrol

The kilo of cocaine is believed to be worth around €70,000.

A whopping €90m-worth of drugs was destroyed in Ireland last year

The figure represents a five-fold increase on 2013.

# drugs - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Almost 10,000 people are in methadone programmes in Ireland – and the number is rising

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

# drugs - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Thousands of ‘unreliable or dangerous’ erectile dysfunction pills seized in past week

Medicines worth over €430,000 were confiscated during the Interpol-led operation.

# drugs - Saturday 13 June, 2015

‘My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter’s childhood better than mine.’

My father drank to forget the worst years of his life – his childhood – and at the same time destroyed mine.

The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland’s head shop laws

Hundreds of ‘legal high’ vendors face closure across Britain. Some politicians there aren’t particularly taken with Ireland’s approach to the problem.

Ketamine use is on the rise in Ireland – who’s using it and where does it come from?

We spoke to a member of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau who said last week’s record seizure of the drug is a sign of things to come.

# drugs - Friday 12 June, 2015

Three in court after €1 million worth of cannabis found hidden with soap

The men are due before the Criminal Courts of Justice.

From The42 Jose Aldo’s urine sample was discarded after a random drug test Controversy

Jose Aldo’s urine sample was discarded after a random drug test

Conor McGregor’s upcoming opponent is in hot water following the news.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

60 heroin dealers arrested in Dublin, Cork and Wexford

Gardaí said this major operation will mean heroin will be in short supply, particularly in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

# drugs - Monday 8 June, 2015

Money from dormant accounts to be used to fund drug prevention services

Funding will also be provided for groups supporting disability services and home carers.

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use – and talk ‘mystery white powders’

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

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