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#Drugs

# drugs - Today’s News

Gardaí release pictures of cash and drugs seized from massive Irish-Dutch operation

Three Irish men were arrested in the operation.

Two men due in court after €7 million worth of drugs seized in Meath

A number of people were arrested both here and in the Netherlands as part of an international investigation targeting gangland crime.

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Two men to be charged after drugs worth €7 million seized in an international operation in Meath

A significant amount of cocaine and cannabis was found during two raids in Ashbourne.

Three men and drugs worth an estimated €400k seized in Dublin 8

The searches were made as part of Operation Thistle, which targets low-level members of the Kinahan gang.

Actress Rose McGowan claims drugs planted in her luggage, surrenders to arrest warrant

McGowan was one of the first actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape.

# drugs - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin

Some service users have been injecting the drug into the neck.

# drugs - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Poll: Have you ever used drugs recreationally? Recreational This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever used drugs recreationally?

It’s estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.

€200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business

It is estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.

# drugs - Friday 10 November, 2017

Man arrested after drugs worth €1.1 million seized in Dublin

Drugs were seized at Dublin Port and Ballycoolin Industrial Estate.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Man (37) arrested after armed gardaí and Criminal Asset Bureau raid 24 premises

The homes and offices were raided as part of an investigation into an organised crime gang based in Cabra.

People warned that small weed or cocaine habits are fuelling violent crime Intimidation This post contains videos

People warned that small weed or cocaine habits are fuelling violent crime

“Often people who engage with recreational drug use do not see the link with organised crime and intimidation.”

Man suspected of a number of killings among four held over botched Kinahan murder attempt

The arrests have been described by gardai as significant.

# drugs - Monday 6 November, 2017

Man arrested after 80-plant cannabis growhouse found in Longford house

The man appeared in court this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

# drugs - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# drugs - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Irish gangs' cocaine supply decimated as notorious Chilean gangster 'El Rico' arrested

The arrest will have far reaching consequences for Irish drug gangs.

# drugs - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Man involved in murder of Eddie Hutch wanted dead by both Kinahans and Hutches

Eddie Hutch Snr was shot dead last year.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# drugs - Saturday 21 October, 2017

# drugs - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Over €1 million worth of drugs found in Offaly house

Gardaí also recovered a firearm along with ammunition.

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow

The arrests were for a number of different offences including theft, assault and burglary.

Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home

The judge noted Rachel Harford had never been suspected of being the “main actor” in this activity.

# drugs - Monday 9 October, 2017

Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean

A total of 3.7 tonnes of the drug was seized by Spanish police after a tip off from UK authorities.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'I'll slit you from ear to ear': Man dodges jail for threatening hotel staff who found his drugs

Keith Byrne was high on drugs when he threatened staff at the Bewleys Hotel in Sandyford.

# drugs - Monday 2 October, 2017

Western ports now target for Kinahan drugs as informants cripple Dublin trade

Dublin is no longer seen as a viable option for the large seizures.

# drugs - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

# drugs - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Authorities seize €2.4m cannabis stash at Dublin Port

Drugs dog Holly helped identify the haul, hidden in a crate.

# drugs - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'

Coolmine clients who are currently recovering from addictions have sailed this week as part of a Voyage of Recovery programme.

# drugs - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Man (22) arrested after stolen motorbike, gun and drugs seized in Blanchardstown raid

The man is currently being held at Finglas Garda Station.

# drugs - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres

The location of the centre in Dublin will not be known until the end of next month.

# drugs - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# drugs - Saturday 2 September, 2017

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

# drugs - Friday 1 September, 2017

Man arrested after attacking two gardaí during search

The gardaí were taken to the Mater Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

# drugs - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# drugs - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Two arrests after MDMA and cannabis worth €800k seized at Navan Road apartment

Gardaí said the operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting organised crime in Dublin and Meath.

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