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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 June, 2016


# drugs - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs

Director of Help Not Harm, Graham de Barra, suggests we need a compassionate and evidence-based approach to drugs and addiction

# drugs - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru

The Scottish woman is on the way back to the UK.

# drugs - Monday 20 June, 2016

Taoiseach called on to create 'Docklands tax' as part of north inner city taskforce

Enda Kenny met with all councillors from Dublin Central earlier this evening.

# drugs - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?

A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.

# drugs - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Gardaí seize prescription drugs and €350k in cash after stopping cars on the M1

Three men were arrested and one remains in custody.

# drugs - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Cops make €300 million drug bust after alleged smugglers bungle boat launch

The men had been offering locals cash to help them launch boats off a beach, police say.

# drugs - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Man due in court after cocaine found in van

A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Clondalkin Garda station.

"I was in the height of addiction, and my addiction took me to prison" - 22 years of drug taking

Mary started smoking cannabis when she was 14 – it would be 22 years before she would stop.

# drugs - Friday 10 June, 2016

Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW

The car was set on fire by two men who broke into a garda compound in 2009.

# drugs - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

# drugs - Saturday 4 June, 2016

'I want to be a reliable friend. A better family member. I want to be present. I want Orkambi' talks to three people with cystic fibrosis about what has been a difficult week.

# drugs - Friday 3 June, 2016

Two Irish men arrested for drug trafficking in Spain as part of 'Operation Leprechaun'

The two were held after the detention of a British drug dealer on the holiday island of Majorca.

# drugs - Thursday 2 June, 2016

€1.4m-worth of heroin seized in Dublin city

One man in his 30s was arrested.

'For some, crime is the most realistic chance of owning a home, buying a car or having a family'

DCU graduate Mark Kelly describes his sadness that names he remembers from childhood have found themselves caught up in the recent gangland feud.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

"A travesty" - Cystic fibrosis sufferers angry over lack of funding for potentially life-changing drug

Meanwhile, the cancer drug Pembrolizumab has been approved for reimbursement by the HSE.

Man who tried to smuggle drugs into prison fell asleep on the toilet while passing them

The man was the subject of threats when it emerged he was on compassionate leave.

# drugs - Friday 27 May, 2016

'Time is running out': John Crown says cancer patients could die over delay in accessing drug

The former senator said the situation could be partly due to the delay in forming a government.

# drugs - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Man charged with "dishonestly using electricity" to grow drugs

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis said officers had found around £100,000 worth of cannabis.

# drugs - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Pharmacy fees for medical card holders are costing the State €380 million

New figures seen by RTÉ show that pharmacy fees cost much more than the medicines themselves.

# drugs - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Two arrested after €300,000 of heroin, cocaine and cannabis seized

The assorted drugs were discovered in two premises.

# drugs - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

HSE to cut what it pays drug companies after talks fail

The state entered into negotiations to reduce the price of medicines to the Irish taxpayer.

# drugs - Monday 16 May, 2016

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy

The NAGP says the plan would work, the IPU says it would harm patients.

# drugs - Sunday 15 May, 2016

“Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything”

Councillor Gary Gannon spoke today about drugs in his area.

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

# drugs - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Melissa Reid to be released from prison in Peru

The Scottish woman was arrested in August 2013 with Michaella McCollum from Co Tyrone.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

The new government has committed to bringing in drug injection rooms

There had been concerns among campaigners that the issue might be set aside.

# drugs - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dublin's drug laneways: One year on, the alleys are still littered with needles

The city centre this afternoon: used needles, a crack pipe – and a syringe just yards from playing children.

# drugs - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

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.

# 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”.

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