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#Drugs

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

# drugs - Sunday 23 July, 2017

The Hutch gang is using a network of taxis to ferry drugs around Dublin

A number of members of the Hutch gang have left for Spain in recent months

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Gardaí arrest 24 street dealers after sting operation in Tallaght

Undercover gardaí made over 74 ‘buys’ from dealers over the course of the operation.

# drugs - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Gardaí seize cannabis and heroin worth €4 million in gangland crackdown

Two firearms were seized in the operation..

# drugs - Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?

The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.

# drugs - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year

Over 145,000 hectares of coca were cultivated last year.

# drugs - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'Bureaucratic bungling and passing the parcel is literally costing people's lives'

Labour spokesperson on health Alan Kelly has raised the issue of Entresto, a drug for the treatment of heart failure.

# drugs - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf

Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

92 babies suffering from drug withdrawal recorded in Irish hospitals last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# drugs - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'If you're hiding something, we'll find it': This is how Revenue catch drug smugglers here

The scanners have helped seize over €2 million in drugs in the last 10 days.

# drugs - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Herbal cannabis worth €600,000 found in giant air filters

A man in his 30s was arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# drugs - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# drugs - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Man due in court over massive €3.8 million drug seizure

Gardaí said it was too early in the investigation to speculate on who the drugs may be linked to.

# drugs - Friday 30 June, 2017

Meath drugs haul: Gardaí revise-down estimated street value by €1.5 million

Gardaí earlier said cocaine and cannabis worth €5.3 million had been uncovered.

# drugs - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Teenage boy spent more than €2,000 in shops with stolen bank card

The 16-year-old told Dublin Children’s Court he wanted to be sentenced.

# drugs - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Teenager avoids jail after gardaí found almost €50k worth of cocaine in his bedroom

It was alleged the youth stole the drugs from a lock up in north Dublin.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Two men arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis worth €1.2 million

The drugs were seized when a vehicle was stopped and searched in Slane on Saturday.

Warnings over highly potent 'Pink Champagne’ MDMA after Manchester death

Experts say MDMA pills in Ireland have become increasingly potent in recent years.

# drugs - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Gardaí seize €100k worth of heroin in Dublin raids

Two homes in the Dublin 1 area were searched, and two people were arrested.

'An example of how bad it can get': We counted 13 syringes down this tiny Dublin alleyway

The site shows that public injecting is still a major problem, a drug service worker said.

# drugs - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Thirteen people arrested after cocaine and cannabis seized in Clare

The two day initiative was part of Operation Thor.

# drugs - Monday 19 June, 2017

Carrie Fisher had cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she suffered heart attack

The Star Wars actress suffered a mid-flight heart attack last December.

# drugs - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin

Staff at Adapt in Dublin were told last month that the service was winding down.

# drugs - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Four men arrested after these drugs were seized

They are being held at various stations.

# drugs - Thursday 8 June, 2017

42 people arrested and 15 charged after gardaí search 19 premises in Kilkenny

The searches were carried out over the past three days.

# drugs - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug among young adults in Ireland (but MDMA use is on the rise)

An annual report on drug use and trends across Europe was released today.

# drugs - Monday 5 June, 2017

Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons

Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.

# drugs - Friday 2 June, 2017

'My parents used to tell me that Matthew was “on holiday”. I found letters addressed from Clover Hill'

This is what I’ve learned about Ireland’s problems with addiction since losing my brother Matthew, writes Niamh O’Donoghue.

Calls for highly potent cannabis to be made Class A drug after man cuts off penis and stabs mother

“You just can’t imagine anything like that actually happening. The whole episode was just surreal.”

# drugs - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

# drugs - Friday 26 May, 2017

Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure

The pair were arrested in the wake of a seizure by gardaí of €470,000 worth of drugs and cash yesterday.

# drugs - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Man and woman arrested as gardaí seize €360k worth of cannabis in Balbriggan

A search was conducted by gardaí tackling organised crime.

# drugs - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Teenage boy released on bail as police investigate girl's death in Armagh

The girl died in hospital on Saturday evening.

# drugs - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Utterly tragic' - Possible drugs link after 15-year-old girl dies in Armagh woods

The girl was rushed to hospital yesterday evening.

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