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# drugs - Today’s News

From The42 Beefing up - NFL warns players eating Mexican meat may cause positive drug tests What's The Beef

Beefing up - NFL warns players eating Mexican meat may cause positive drug tests

The Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans play in Mexico City in November.

From The42 Jim Gavin isn't happy with the timing of drug tests - 'They may be a little over anxious to do it' Post-Match

Jim Gavin isn't happy with the timing of drug tests - 'They may be a little over anxious to do it'

The All-Ireland winning manager has elaborated on his comments after the football league final.

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# drugs - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Teenager arrested with three kilos of heroin in his backpack

The drugs have an estimated street value of €420,000.

# drugs - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to legalise marijuana? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to legalise marijuana?

Canada is expected to become the first G7 nation to do so.

# drugs - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

The UN has been told to end the War on Drugs

Delegates from the European Union, Switzerland, Brazil, Costa Rica, Uruguay among others called for abolishing capital punishment for drug criminals.

# drugs - Monday 18 April, 2016

Veronica Guerin’s killer has application against his conviction rejected Appeal This post contains videos

Veronica Guerin’s killer has application against his conviction rejected

Brian Meehan, who is serving a life sentence, was accused of an ‘abuse of process’.

# drugs - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the 'war on drugs'?

A group of 1,000 politicians, celebrities and campaigners are calling for a shift in drug policy.

Presenter plans to take hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show

Vogue Williams plans to take LSD for a new show, but the national broadcaster says programme details haven’t been confirmed.

Five people die after taking drugs at music festival in Argentina

Five others were hospitalised and autopsies will be carried out to confirm the cause of death.

# drugs - Saturday 16 April, 2016

The reason some gang members are covered in tattoos - it makes perfect business sense

It’s much easier for cartel leaders to hang on to employees when they’re covered in ink.

# drugs - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law

Concerns are being raised about the lack of progress in tackling certain psychoactive substances.

# drugs - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street

Local businesses have reported open drug use, violence and sometimes sexual activity in the lane.

# drugs - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Michaella McCollum issues legal proceedings against Irish newspaper

Her lawyer said staff from a daily newspaper subjected the McCollum family to “harassment and intimidation”.

Irish woman tries to jump from court window in Malta

She pleaded not guilty to having ecstasy, ketamine and mephedrone in her possession.

Collopy crime gang facing annihilation after brothers' guilty pleas

Brian and Kieran Collopy, both pleaded guilty today to possessing an estimated €50,000 consignment of heroin.

# drugs - Monday 4 April, 2016

Michaella McCollum's interview on RTÉ divided opinions last night

Everyone was talking about the interview last night, here’s what they were saying.

# drugs - Sunday 3 April, 2016

"I'm not a bad person" - Michaella McCollum's first interview to air tonight

“I’ve forgotten the things that everybody takes for granted in life.”

Investigation after paper claims doctor prescribed banned drugs to 150 sportsmen

The Sunday Times claims that the Anti-Doping watchdog knew about the allegations but failed to act.

# drugs - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Woman charged after cocaine and heroin found in Dublin house

The woman is being held at Ronanstown Garda Station.

# drugs - Friday 1 April, 2016

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the stories you need to know as you get back to work.

Dublin Mayor throws weight behind ‘What’s in the Powder?’ drugs campaign

The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness levels around drugs.

# drugs - Monday 28 March, 2016

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead?

Outgoing drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says the new health minister may give into political pressure.

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday

Here are the stories you need to know as you begin your day.

# drugs - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# drugs - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Two men to appear in court charged in connection with €120k cocaine and cannabis seizure

Two men and a woman were arrested. The woman has since been released.

# drugs - Friday 25 March, 2016

Gardaí uncover cocaine stash house, seize €115k worth of drugs

A man in his 30s was arrested on Wednesday at a premises on Moore street.

# drugs - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Three people arrested after €55k of heroin is seized in late night search

Two flats in the Dolphin’s Barn area were searched last night.

# drugs - Saturday 19 March, 2016

€410k-worth of cannabis plants seized in Cavan and Meath

Three men are due to appear in court today.

# drugs - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Two men arrested as €110k-worth of cannabis is seized

The drugs were seized when a van was stopped and searched.

# drugs - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Criminalising possession doesn’t discourage use – we need real solutions

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax Legalisation This post contains a poll

Cannabis social clubs and licensed sales: How the UK could earn £1bn in drugs tax

The Liberal Democrats have called for cannabis to be legalised.

# drugs - Friday 4 March, 2016

Drug lord El Chapo snuck into the US twice while on the run, daughter claims

She claims that while a fugitive from the law, Guzman crossed the border twice to visit family, with the help of politicians.

Irish amateur boxer jailed for assaulting drug dealer during drugs robbery

He also threatened to put a bullet in the head of the man’s mother.

# drugs - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

‘They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree’

These murders are part of the same phenomenon of gun and drugs related crime that has blighted decent communities across Dublin, writes Tom Clonan.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

# drugs - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Man who pleaded guilty to drugs crime says seized money was from football bets

He applied for the money to be returned.

# drugs - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

A sniffer dog discovered these drugs at Portlaoise mail centre today

Stella gave a positive reaction to a parcel on its way to Dublin City.

Gardaí seize €500k worth of heroin and cocaine in operation targeting gangs

A 24-year-old man was arrested during a seizure at a Dublin house.

# drugs - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Drug dealers are even targeting users’ mothers to tighten their grip of fear

A new survey has brought this intimidation light.

# drugs - Monday 15 February, 2016

Two men due in court after massive drugs bust worth €2.1 million

The men are aged 25 and 52.

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