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# drugs - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Here’s what you missed when people took drugs on Channel 4 last night

The good, the bad and the ugly – it all came out in their ‘cannabis trial’ last night.

Two Australian drug smugglers are to be executed by firing squad

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug smuggling gang, were woken and given a few minutes to get ready.

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# drugs - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Tourists warned of white heroin being sold as cocaine

Three tourists have already become ill as a result of the drug in the past few days.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Two arrested after drugs hidden in lining of suitcase found in morning raid

The men were taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station.

NUI Galway Students’ Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation

Luke Ming Flanagan and Garda whistleblower John Wilson will speak at an information night ahead of the vote.

# drugs - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 The French rugby team of the 80s ran on amphetamines according to a new book Drugs

The French rugby team of the 80s ran on amphetamines according to a new book

“They each had their little pill in front of their plates for the meal before the match,” according to the French team doctor of the time.

# drugs - Sunday 22 February, 2015

These maps show the world’s hard drug trade in remarkable detail

They exclude cannabis, however, which would need a global graphic all to itself…

# drugs - Friday 20 February, 2015

# drugs - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The42 UFC backs 4-year doping bans, to introduce increased out-of-competition testing Drugs

UFC backs 4-year doping bans, to introduce increased out-of-competition testing

Dana White and Lorenzo Feritta addressed its PEDs issue at a press conference this evening.

‘Kids are selling drugs because gardaí are busy at water protests’

Drug dealing in Dublin has been described as “absolutely horrendous”

# drugs - Monday 16 February, 2015

‘I am one of the lucky ones’: Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder PNH

‘I am one of the lucky ones’: Galway girl cured of rare blood disorder

A match for Claire McNamara was found on the international register.

# drugs - Friday 13 February, 2015

Police catch cannabis growers after spotting snow-free roof

Growing more than five plants is illegal in the Netherlands.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Three machine guns, a handgun and heroin worth €360k seized in Dublin

A man has been arrested following the discovery in Ballyfermot.

# drugs - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Two teens caught with cocaine worth over €85k

The drugs were found when gardaí searched their car.

# drugs - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Isolating ‘puppet master’ gang leaders should stem the supply of drugs in prisons

The Irish Prison Officers’ Association said the initiatives announced this week are nothing new.

# drugs - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Woman arrested after cocaine seized in Lucan raid last night

The 20-year-old has since been released from Garda custody without charge.

From Business ETC The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison End Of The Road

The man behind the Silk Road drug website could spend the rest of his life in prison

He adopted the name Dread Pirate Roberts and was accused of brokering over $200 million in drug deals.

# drugs - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

# drugs - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

‘Champagne Killer’ Karl Breen dies of suspected drug overdose

Breen was found dead on the floor of an apartment when emergency services arrived on the scene overnight.

# drugs - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Gardaí injured when patrol car rammed in Carlow after drugs chase

A small quantity of cocaine was recovered and three men have been charged.

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug HSE

‘It’s a scandal’: Patients with rare blood disorder being denied access to life-saving drug

The HSE said pharmaceutical firms should not hold the Irish health service to ransom for the provision of any drug.

# drugs - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From The42 UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor MMA

UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor

We spoke to Dr Conor O’Brien, an expert on drugs in sport, about the UFC’s current position and Jon Bones’ positive test.

# drugs - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin Inner City This post contains videos

‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

# drugs - Monday 26 January, 2015

Man who prank called Cameron was ‘off his face on booze and cocaine’

The man pretended to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

# drugs - Friday 23 January, 2015

This is what an €800,000 cocaine and ecstasy haul looks like

An imitation firearm, three Mercedes AMG cars and a substantial amount of cash were also seized at the scene.

# drugs - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Female garda arrested as part of drugs investigation released without charge

The Dublin-based garda was arrested in Sligo along with another man

# drugs - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Prescription drugs seized in major raid in Dublin

Gardaí seized drugs and money worth hundreds of thousands of euro.

# drugs - Monday 12 January, 2015

Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs

A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.

# drugs - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it’s like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

# drugs - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Mini-CAB needed to crack down on ‘middle-income’ drug dealers

“These aren’t millionaire, billionaire drug dealers — but they’re very wealthy drug dealers on €100,000 a year or €150,000 a year salaries with plenty of holidays.”

# drugs - Friday 9 January, 2015

Shoppers watch as two men are arrested on city street for drugs offences

A small amount of drugs was recovered by gardaí

# drugs - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Two arrested after gardaí seize €30,000 worth of cocaine

A ‘substantial’ amount of cash was also discovered.

# drugs - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in

The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.

# drugs - Friday 2 January, 2015

Gardaí will be able to test your saliva on the roadside by the end of this year

As part of the tender process, testing is currently underway so suitable devices can be chosen.

# drugs - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don’t feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

# drugs - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Man aged in his 50s dies of suspected drug overdose

The Ana-Liffey Drug Project says it sees a rise in overdoses at this time of the year.

# drugs - Saturday 27 December, 2014

# drugs - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess

Everybody should be aware of simple, clear, ‘harm reduction’ messages writes Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.

# drugs - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

“They don’t teach you this in med school”: Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.

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