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#Drugs

# drugs - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Gardaí seize €130,000 worth of cocaine in Dublin and Waterford in organised crime crackdown

A man in his 30s was arrested after drugs were seized from a home in Tramore.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Dealers using Irish courier firms to safely ferry drugs to customers

Revenue officer Liam Peakin warned about the rise in the trade.

# drugs - Monday 20 February, 2017

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?

In the final instalment of our three-part series on drug policy, FactCheck examines a claim made by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

# drugs - Sunday 19 February, 2017

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

Caught: How online dealers are stopped from funneling drugs through our postal system

‘We’ve found it in picture frames, wrapped in clothing. You name it, really.’

Man jailed for 11 months for breaking into his sister's home

Alan Fagan stole a black Samsung tablet worth €400.

# drugs - Saturday 18 February, 2017

# drugs - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

48 people arrested after 21 planned searches in Carlow

A total of fifty trainee gardaí from the Garda College Templemore assisted in the operation.

Man and woman arrested after drugs and tablets found in car stopped for no tax and insurance

The discovery was made at an automatic number plate recognition checkpoint at Curragh Farm, Kildare Town.

# drugs - Friday 10 February, 2017

Two men arrested after drugs destined for Galway rag week seized

The drugs have an estimated street value of €50,000.

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Caster Semenya in line to take London 2012 gold after another Russian is banned

800m winner Maria Savinova has been banned for four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

# drugs - Thursday 9 February, 2017

'She died alone and unaided': Woman jailed for killing her cousin

Bernadette Cash was left in a critical condition from being punched and kicked in the head.

Solicitor questioned after suspected cocaine found in his wallet in Mountjoy prison

The substance was found during the screening process and the man was removed from the prison by gardaí.

# drugs - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure

During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.

# drugs - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Man (20s) arrested after gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis in gangland crackdown

The drugs are worth an estimated €80,000 street value.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The Criminal Assets Bureau says it's now ready to sell John Gilligan's former houses

A Supreme Court decision today paved the way for more sales.

Man in his 50s among two arrested after cannabis found in Cork house

The drugs are worth €110,000.

Gardaí seize over €3 million of cannabis after Ashbourne raid

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated at €3.2 million.

# drugs - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 Maradona: Taking drugs at Barcelona was the worst decision of my life Regret

Maradona: Taking drugs at Barcelona was the worst decision of my life

The Argentine legend admits his long-term struggles with substance abuse began during his time at the Catalan club.

# drugs - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Cocaine and heroin worth €3 million seized in Kildare house

A gun and ammunition was also found in the raid.

# drugs - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gardaí seize cocaine worth €35,000 in wooded area in Laois

There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Woman who threatened gardaí with blood-filled syringes in Dublin city centre avoids jail time

The woman was suffering from drug-induced hallucinations and told gardaí she was pregnant with the devil’s baby.

# drugs - Friday 27 January, 2017

Man in his 40s appears in court after gardaí seize €200,000 worth of cannabis in Kerry raid

Gardaí made the seizure at about 4.30pm at a property in in the Kilmorna area of Listowel.

# drugs - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Gardaí seize 175 cannabis plants from Leitrim growhouse

Nobody was arrested as the house was unoccupied.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Man arrested in UK after four children take cocaine 'they thought was sweets'

Police said the children were taken to hospital but found to be in good health.

# drugs - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Synthetic drugs: How new highs are infiltrating the Irish market

Irish people are some of the biggest consumers of synthetic drugs in Europe.

# drugs - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Obama cuts the sentences of 330 drug crime inmates on his last day as President

It was the last time he planned to exercise his presidential powers in any significant way.

Cash, drugs and fake tan among the most common items stolen from pharmacies

Pharmacists have said that violent raids can have a physical and psychological effect on staff.

# drugs - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old U-4

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old

U-4 is a dangerous synthetic opioid discovered recently for the first time in Ireland.

# drugs - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Post mortem to be carried out on 16-year-old boy found dead in Cork home

It’s believed that he may have died in his Deermount home after taking a fatal overdose of drugs.

# drugs - Friday 13 January, 2017

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

# drugs - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# drugs - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# drugs - Saturday 7 January, 2017

"It's hard to escape it": The Canadian city at the epicentre of an opioid epidemic

Officials declared an emergency in the spring after a surge in availability of cheap synthetic fentanyl.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Man arrested after gardaí find €100,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis

The seizure was made in Dublin’s north inner city last night.

# drugs - Monday 2 January, 2017

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

# drugs - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The42 ‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

# drugs - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Sophisticated grow house' with €210k worth of cannabis found by gardaí

More than 200 plants at various stages of growth were found at a house in Dundalk.

Drugs warning issued in Belfast after a number of sudden deaths

Chief superintendent Chris Noble urged the public to stay away from drugs.

# drugs - Friday 30 December, 2016

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses

Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.

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