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# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever bought medication online?

Irish people have been warned about the dangers of buying from unregistered sites.

Journey drummer was high on meth and hallucinating when arrested

Castronovo had sent a woman who accused him of rape 122 texts and called her 35 times since he posted bail.


# drugs - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Four men arrested after these dogs sniffed out €184,000 worth of drugs

The drugs were found in a Lithuanian registered van.

# drugs - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Prisoner spent two hours on roof of Cloverhill today after retrieving drugs

It comes after inmates formed a pyramid to help a prisoner get on the roof of Mountjoy prison earlier this month.

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

# drugs - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Man sentenced after cocaine found hidden in his runners

The drugs were in a sandwich bag that was stuffed into the toe of a pair of trainers in a sports bag.

# drugs - Monday 22 June, 2015

50-year-old woman arrested after cocaine found in car by gardaí on uniform patrol

The kilo of cocaine is believed to be worth around €70,000.

A whopping €90m-worth of drugs was destroyed in Ireland last year

The figure represents a five-fold increase on 2013.

# drugs - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Almost 10,000 people are in methadone programmes in Ireland – and the number is rising

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

# drugs - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Thousands of ‘unreliable or dangerous’ erectile dysfunction pills seized in past week

Medicines worth over €430,000 were confiscated during the Interpol-led operation.

# drugs - Saturday 13 June, 2015

‘My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter’s childhood better than mine.’

My father drank to forget the worst years of his life – his childhood – and at the same time destroyed mine.

The House of Lords spent a fair bit of time this week debating Ireland’s head shop laws

Hundreds of ‘legal high’ vendors face closure across Britain. Some politicians there aren’t particularly taken with Ireland’s approach to the problem.

Ketamine use is on the rise in Ireland – who’s using it and where does it come from?

We spoke to a member of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau who said last week’s record seizure of the drug is a sign of things to come.

# drugs - Friday 12 June, 2015

Three in court after €1 million worth of cannabis found hidden with soap

The men are due before the Criminal Courts of Justice.

From The42 Jose Aldo’s urine sample was discarded after a random drug test Controversy

Jose Aldo’s urine sample was discarded after a random drug test

Conor McGregor’s upcoming opponent is in hot water following the news.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Inmates in Mountjoy formed pyramid in yard to help prisoner reach drugs

The inmate consumed the drugs while he was up there and was unable to get back down.

60 heroin dealers arrested in Dublin, Cork and Wexford

Gardaí said this major operation will mean heroin will be in short supply, particularly in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

# drugs - Monday 8 June, 2015

Money from dormant accounts to be used to fund drug prevention services

Funding will also be provided for groups supporting disability services and home carers.

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use – and talk ‘mystery white powders’

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much

Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.

# drugs - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars … dozens upon dozens of needles

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

# drugs - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Three men charged following largest ketamine seizure in Irish history

The men were arrested on Thursday after separate seizures in Dublin and Kildare.

The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on ‘benzos’

There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.

# drugs - Thursday 4 June, 2015

FBI agent ‘spent drug money’ on plastic surgery for his wife, Vegas trip for his girlfriend

Former Agent Scott Bowman also splashed out on two cars, new rims, tires and soundsystems.

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week

A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Prisoner sprayed three officers with his blood as they tried take drugs from him

A parcel of drugs was passed to the prisoner in hospital.

Calls for Eircom to remove phone boxes being used by drug users and damaging nearby businesses

Eircom says some of the phones are being used by people to contact homeless services.

# drugs - Monday 1 June, 2015

A new test can tell from your fingerprint if you’ve taken drugs

The test can’t be faked.

# drugs - Friday 29 May, 2015

‘You’re no better than any drug dealer’: Life in prison for ‘Silk Road’ website creator

Ross Ulbricht earned $18 million from commissions on one million online drug deals.

# drugs - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Setback for Cork family trying to free brother from 12-year sentence in the Philippines

The family of Eánna Ó Cochláin says the drugs were planted on him.

Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid

The search was part of an intelligence led operation and investigations are ongoing.

# drugs - Monday 25 May, 2015

Rapist who carved a cross into victim’s forehead jailed for 17 years

Alfio Anthony Granata repeatedly raped a Dutch tourist over the course of six-weeks.

# drugs - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Man arrested over murder of Michael Devoy released without charge

The shooting was believed to be gangland related.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Irish police officer praised for his role in record New York heroin seizure

Dave McIntyre, originally from Co Mayo, helped locate $50 million worth of heroin.

HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses

Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.

Ana Hick’s mother tells funeral: “She lit up everyone’s lives”

The 18-year-old was laid to rest today.

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