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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 22 December, 2014


# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Three men arrested after cannabis worth €25k found in car on Malahide Road

The car was stopped and searched by gardaí on Friday night.

# drugs - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Heard of ‘Zopiclone’ and ‘Olanzapine’? … More and more people are dying after taking them

The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.

Drug that reduces the urge to drink alcohol to be available from HSE

The drug is aimed at people who drink the equivalent of half a bottle of wine or three pints every day.

# drugs - Friday 19 December, 2014

Cannabis worth almost €700k found in bags at Clare house this afternoon

A 24-year-old man was arrested and is being held.

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be okay with a drug injection centre opening in your area?

Plans are being drawn up for the country’s first such centre, in Dublin. But would you mind if one opened on your road?

# drugs - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

First Irish drug injecting centre planned for Dublin

Changes to the law would be necessary, but it’s hoped draft legislation will be ready to present to the Minister for Health next year.

Gardaí bust fake medicine racket after year-long operation

They arrested six men in a major sweep this morning.

Ming is on a ‘bad list’ with a Nazi supporter … and he’s not impressed

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# drugs - Monday 15 December, 2014

Methadone. Heroin. Alcohol … Surge in mixed-drug deaths since 2004

There’s been an increase in the number of drug-related deaths recorded. Alcohol was a factor in three out of four of all poisonings.

# drugs - Friday 12 December, 2014

Man and woman in their 20s arrested in €100k drugs seizure in Dublin

Cannabis worth €100,000 was found after gardaí raided a premises in west Dublin.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

“Horrific”: Gangs passing drug debts on to families bereaved by suicide

And children as young as 15 are involved in ‘tiger kidnappings.’

# drugs - Monday 8 December, 2014

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre

Here’s a tip: Don’t mail your drugs!

# drugs - Friday 5 December, 2014

# drugs - Thursday 4 December, 2014

‘Liquid cocaine’ stash found hidden with aromatherapy oils

Three people have been arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

‘Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available’

Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.

# drugs - Friday 28 November, 2014

Boat carrying loads and loads* of hash sinks to the bottom of the sea

To be precise – 13.4 tonnes of soggy, soggy hash.

Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year

A large number of women are also seeking treatment, a change from 25 years ago.

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts

Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.

# drugs - Thursday 27 November, 2014

€60,000 worth of cannabis found at a house in Cork

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is being held by gardaí.

# drugs - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

€3 million worth of cocaine has been seized — packed into two mid-size suitcases

The find was made after officers searched a recently-delivered container of furniture, following a tip-off.

Herbal cannabis worth €4.5 million found hidden in tins of olives at Dublin Port

Revenue said that the drugs were found as a result of profiling.

AC/DC drummer jumped on security guards and winked at reporters in court

He also didn’t enter a plea during his brief appearance.

# drugs - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: Academic doping – can drugs make you smarter?

Can drugs improve your attention, concentration, and reduce your need for sleep…

# drugs - Thursday 20 November, 2014

More and more men are receiving treatment for steroid abuse

They’re all men and many of them are more aggressive because of it.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Doctor’s corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

# drugs - Monday 17 November, 2014

What drugs are in your life? Global Drugs Survey 2015 wants to know is a media partner with an international project to gather judgement-free and confidential information on drug use.

# drugs - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Now you can pick up your prescription while you’re on holiday

If you’re in the EU, that is.

# drugs - Friday 14 November, 2014

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

# drugs - Friday 7 November, 2014

Worldwide crackdown on ‘dark net’ leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland) Tor

Worldwide crackdown on ‘dark net’ leads to 15 arrests (and two in Ireland)

An investigation coordinated by Europol covered the United States and 16 countries in Europe.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

The ‘attempting to arrange a murder’ charge against AC/DC drummer has been dropped

Phil Rudd still faces charges of making threats to kill and possession of drugs.

# drugs - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Gardaí seize drugs and Bitcoin in major ‘dark net’ sting in Dublin

Two men have been arrested after the ecstasy tablets and LSD were seized in Dublin.

Man charged over €750k of heroin found in car

The man will appear in court today.

# drugs - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

What do kids these days know about drugs? Answers on an iPad, please

Young people are being asked to research issues around drugs and alcohol as part of a digital media contest.

# drugs - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The Score ‘Jimmy has always been a wild boy in the the mold of Alex Higgins’ – Ken Doherty Snooker

‘Jimmy has always been a wild boy in the the mold of Alex Higgins’ – Ken Doherty

Stories about White’s drug abuse were revealed on Monday.

# drugs - Friday 31 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge This guy basically got arrested by his own dog Ruff Justice

# drugs - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Kildare man’s privacy was not violated when he signed for cocaine addressed to fake diplomat

The package was sent to “Tony Tuto, Honorary Consul of the Republic of South Africa”.

# drugs - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Cannabis growhouse with 101 plants discovered across the road from DIT

An estimated €80,000 worth of plants were seized.

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