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# drugs - Today’s News

‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson arrested in Dublin city centre

The gangster was stopped in a car and arrested under drugs legislation.

“The uniform no longer gives protection” – Gardaí call for more firepower amid gang feud

GRA’s Dermot O’Brien says that the force ‘doesn’t have the resources’.


# drugs - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Heroin worth €840,000 seized after tip-off about suspicious activity

Suspicious activity was reported in the Limekiln Lane area of Dublin.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Man (59) arrested after over 10,000 tranquilizer tablets seized in Limerick

The drugs have an estimated street value of €21,000.

# drugs - Monday 1 February, 2016

Gun massacre at teen’s birthday party in Mexican drug war capital

Eleven people were shot dead at the party.

# drugs - Friday 29 January, 2016

Woman arrested at Dublin Airport after ingesting 100 pellets of cocaine

She had swallowed 1.7 kilos of the drug.

# drugs - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Gardaí thank communities for help catching 54 drug dealers

The youngest arrested as part of the operation was just 15-years-old.

# drugs - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Drug testing in nightclubs branded ‘knee-jerk reaction’ after Cork tragedy

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

# drugs - Friday 22 January, 2016

Gardaí find €50k worth of ecstasy during Kenneth O’Brien investigation

A search of the Ardclough area of Kildare is currently being carried out.

Cork house party shows the ‘don’t take drugs’ message just won’t cut it

Six young people were hospitalised after a house party in the south of Cork. The issue can no longer be ignored, writes Graham de Barra.

# drugs - Thursday 21 January, 2016

The drug that left six people in hospital has been identified

The HSE has issued an extended warning for all drugs in the 2C family.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Man (20s) arrested after ‘designer drug’ puts six people in hospital in Cork

The man is being held at Bridewell Garda Station in Cork.

# drugs - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Four young people in hospital after taking psychoactive drug at Cork house party

At least four people are being treated with one thought to in a critical condition.

# drugs - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Gardaí have seized €400k worth of heroin

Detectives were investigating drug trafficking in the midlands.

# drugs - Thursday 7 January, 2016

# drugs - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Gardaí find €140k worth of heroin in ‘suspicious car’ with boot left open

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who saw people around the green Ford Focus yesterday to get in touch.

# drugs - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Four people released after heroin and gun seizure in Dublin

Gardaí discovered heroin with a street value of €3,000, a handgun and ammunition.

# drugs - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Mother who relapsed and went on ‘cocaine session’ wants children back

The children’s social worker said there is a plan in place to return the children to the mother’s care if she engages with drug user services.

# drugs - Monday 28 December, 2015

Ad makers defend anti-marijuana campaign after ridicule Stoner Sloth This post contains videos

Ad makers defend anti-marijuana campaign after ridicule

A host of parody videos have been doing the rounds.

# drugs - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Drugs should be a priority issue for general election candidates – here’s why

Drug use, mental health and homelessness are all interrelated issues. There’s no clear-cut solution, writes Tony Duffin.

# drugs - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Large amount of cocaine intercepted at Dublin Port

A 51-year-old man has been arrested.

# drugs - Monday 21 December, 2015

Dublin man jailed after quitting Eircom job to run a global drugs operation on the dark net

Neil Mannion was jailed for six-and-a-half years.

# drugs - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Four men in court after €120k of heroin and cocaine seized

The seizures took place in Dublin and Limerick this week.

# drugs - Friday 18 December, 2015

There were almost 30,000 burglaries in Ireland in the first nine months of 2015

It’s not all bad news however, murder offences have fallen by almost a third.

# drugs - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man whose company hiked cost of life-saving drug arrested on fraud charges

Martin Shkreli came under criticism after his company increased the cost of Daraprim by over 5,000%.

# drugs - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced

Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.

Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months

There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.

# drugs - Monday 14 December, 2015

Heroin deaths on the rise in Ireland for the first time in four years

New figures show that 86 deaths were related to the drug in 2013.

# drugs - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers’ suitcases

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

# drugs - Friday 11 December, 2015

Two men charged after massive drugs raid in two counties

The two men, who were arrested in Kildare, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court this morning.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

The needles on the cobbles are nothing new – but the human excrement is shocking

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

# drugs - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Man arrested after €700,000 worth of cocaine found in car on Tallaght by-pass

He’s being held at Tallaght Garda station.

# drugs - Friday 27 November, 2015

Gang used fake ambulances to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth €2.3 BILLION into UK

The elaborate 14-month scheme involved bogus “patients” and fake paramedic costumes.

# drugs - Friday 20 November, 2015

Upscale New York dentist accused of having child pornography and meth, bragging about bestiality

Dr John Wolf was also allegedly recorded saying he deliberately tries to infect sexual partners with HIV.

# drugs - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Cocaine, hash and benzos seized as gardaí target Limerick drug gangs

A total of 12 locations were searched.

# drugs - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Here’s how the two most infamous drug barons in history compare with each other

Colombia’s Pablo Escobar and Mexico’s Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman proved to be a law unto themselves.

# drugs - Saturday 7 November, 2015

“There are people dying injecting themselves. I had to get the injection that brings you back to life”

At the Merchants Quay Night Café, staff and clients talk about injection centres

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

# drugs - Thursday 5 November, 2015

The decriminalisation of drugs for personal use has moved another big step closer

An Oireachtas Committee has now recommended it.

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