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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 28 January, 2015


# 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.

Look at this pile of cannabis seized at Dublin Port yesterday

The 85 kilogrammes of cannabis was discovered in animal feed.

From The Daily Edge BBC reporter gets incredibly high on burning drugs, giggles uncontrollably Hee Hee

# drugs - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Three men arrested after cannabis worth €25k found in car on Malahide Road

The car was stopped and searched by gardaí on Friday night.

# drugs - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Heard of ‘Zopiclone’ and ‘Olanzapine’? … More and more people are dying after taking them

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

Drug that reduces the urge to drink alcohol to be available from HSE

The drug is aimed at people who drink the equivalent of half a bottle of wine or three pints every day.

# drugs - Friday 19 December, 2014

Cannabis worth almost €700k found in bags at Clare house this afternoon

A 24-year-old man was arrested and is being held.

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area?

Plans are being drawn up for the country’s first such centre, in Dublin. But would you mind if one opened on your road?

# drugs - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

First Irish drug injecting centre planned for Dublin

Changes to the law would be necessary, but it’s hoped draft legislation will be ready to present to the Minister for Health next year.

Gardaí bust fake medicine racket after year-long operation

They arrested six men in a major sweep this morning.

Ming is on a ‘bad list’ with a Nazi supporter … and he’s not impressed

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# drugs - Monday 15 December, 2014

Methadone. Heroin. Alcohol … Surge in mixed-drug deaths since 2004

There’s been an increase in the number of drug-related deaths recorded. Alcohol was a factor in three out of four of all poisonings.

# drugs - Friday 12 December, 2014

Man and woman in their 20s arrested in €100k drugs seizure in Dublin

Cannabis worth €100,000 was found after gardaí raided a premises in west Dublin.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

“Horrific”: Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide

And children as young as 15 are involved in ‘tiger kidnappings.’

# drugs - Monday 8 December, 2014

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre

Here’s a tip: Don’t mail your drugs!

# drugs - Friday 5 December, 2014

# drugs - Thursday 4 December, 2014

‘Liquid cocaine’ stash found hidden with aromatherapy oils

Three people have been arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

‘Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available’

Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.

# drugs - Friday 28 November, 2014

Boat carrying loads and loads* of hash sinks to the bottom of the sea

To be precise – 13.4 tonnes of soggy, soggy hash.

Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year

A large number of women are also seeking treatment, a change from 25 years ago.

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts

Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.

# drugs - Thursday 27 November, 2014

€60,000 worth of cannabis found at a house in Cork

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is being held by gardaí.

# drugs - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

€3 million worth of cocaine has been seized — packed into two mid-size suitcases

The find was made after officers searched a recently-delivered container of furniture, following a tip-off.

Herbal cannabis worth €4.5 million found hidden in tins of olives at Dublin Port

Revenue said that the drugs were found as a result of profiling.

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