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#Drugs

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

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# 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.

# drugs - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Prison officer arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking into Maghaberry Prison

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

# drugs - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Intended target of Ballymun shooting had been warned of threat to his life

Convicted criminal Derek Devoy escaped without injury yesterday, but his sister and an associate of his were both killed.

# drugs - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Mountjoy Prison put on lockdown after drugs thrown into exercise yard

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday morning.

# drugs - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'Patients are being put at risk': Funding issues stopping 20,000 people receiving 'life-saving' meds

The medication has been proven to help cardiac problems.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

# drugs - Sunday 23 July, 2017

The Hutch gang is using a network of taxis to ferry drugs around Dublin

A number of members of the Hutch gang have left for Spain in recent months

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Gardaí arrest 24 street dealers after sting operation in Tallaght

Undercover gardaí made over 74 ‘buys’ from dealers over the course of the operation.

# drugs - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Gardaí seize cannabis and heroin worth €4 million in gangland crackdown

Two firearms were seized in the operation..

# drugs - Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

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Poll: Do you think drug users should escape criminal conviction?

The National Drugs Strategy, which will be published later today, looks at decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs.

# drugs - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'A huge rise': Colombia produced 866 metric tonnes of cocaine last year

Over 145,000 hectares of coca were cultivated last year.

# drugs - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'Bureaucratic bungling and passing the parcel is literally costing people's lives'

Labour spokesperson on health Alan Kelly has raised the issue of Entresto, a drug for the treatment of heart failure.

# drugs - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf

Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

92 babies suffering from drug withdrawal recorded in Irish hospitals last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# drugs - Saturday 8 July, 2017

'If you're hiding something, we'll find it': This is how Revenue catch drug smugglers here

The scanners have helped seize over €2 million in drugs in the last 10 days.

# drugs - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Herbal cannabis worth €600,000 found in giant air filters

A man in his 30s was arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'The sense of relief is immense': Homes of 30 vulnerable men saved in Greystones

The men, recovering from alcohol or drug addictions, had been facing homelessness.

# drugs - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# drugs - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Man due in court over massive €3.8 million drug seizure

Gardaí said it was too early in the investigation to speculate on who the drugs may be linked to.

# drugs - Friday 30 June, 2017

Meath drugs haul: Gardaí revise-down estimated street value by €1.5 million

Gardaí earlier said cocaine and cannabis worth €5.3 million had been uncovered.

# drugs - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Teenage boy spent more than €2,000 in shops with stolen bank card

The 16-year-old told Dublin Children’s Court he wanted to be sentenced.

# drugs - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Teenager avoids jail after gardaí found almost €50k worth of cocaine in his bedroom

It was alleged the youth stole the drugs from a lock up in north Dublin.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Two men arrested as gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis worth €1.2 million

The drugs were seized when a vehicle was stopped and searched in Slane on Saturday.

Warnings over highly potent 'Pink Champagne’ MDMA after Manchester death

Experts say MDMA pills in Ireland have become increasingly potent in recent years.

# drugs - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Gardaí seize €100k worth of heroin in Dublin raids

Two homes in the Dublin 1 area were searched, and two people were arrested.

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