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# drugs - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Teenage boy released on bail as police investigate girl's death in Armagh

The girl died in hospital on Saturday evening.

# drugs - Sunday 21 May, 2017

'Utterly tragic' - Possible drugs link after 15-year-old girl dies in Armagh woods

The girl was rushed to hospital yesterday evening.

# drugs - Friday 19 May, 2017

Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years

Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.

# drugs - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in two operations

The operations took place in the west of the city.

# drugs - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year

Scientists have said some of the new synthetic drugs are 100 times more toxic than regular substances

# drugs - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Gardaí seize €240,000 worth of cannabis in Dublin after stopping car

The driver of the car – a 29-year-old man – was arrested at the scene.

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

# drugs - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Gardaí seize €70,000 worth of cocaine in Wexford

Gardaí seized the drugs after they stopped a car at O’Rahilly Place in Wexford town.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# drugs - Monday 8 May, 2017

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

The idea of decriminalising drugs – once considered taboo – has been gaining support in recent years.

# drugs - Friday 5 May, 2017

Man who used ice cream van as cover for cocaine business gets two-year sentence

Paul Collopy had the final two years of a four-year sentence suspended.

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# drugs - Monday 1 May, 2017

A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex

Heroin and cocaine were being cut in the same location.

# drugs - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# drugs - Monday 24 April, 2017

Two men arrested as gardaí seize cannabis worth €740k

A car and van were stopped and searched on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay earlier today.

# drugs - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# drugs - Friday 21 April, 2017

Poll: Have you ever smoked cannabis? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever smoked cannabis?

There were protests across the globe yesterday as people seek to have the drug legalised.

# drugs - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France

The types of birth defects attributed to the drug included spina bifida as well as defects of the heart and genital organs.

# drugs - Monday 17 April, 2017

Doctor prescribed Prince medication under his friend's name

Documents unsealed today shed some light on the pop icon’s struggle with addiction – but give no indication of where he got the drug that killed him.

320 cannabis plants worth €250,000 seized in Fermoy

Three men are due to appear in court today.

# drugs - Saturday 15 April, 2017

A drug with 'zombie-like' effects is causing huge problems in Manchester. So what is it?

Spice has left a “trail of human misery” in the city, according to the Manchester Evening News.

# drugs - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive

New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.

# drugs - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'I can have one joint, right?' Everything you need to know about roadside drug testing

New devices were unveiled to reporters today. Here’s what you need to know.

Man arrested after 15 kilos of cannabis found in a van

The investigation is ongoing.

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# drugs - Friday 7 April, 2017

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2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

# drugs - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare

Two men were arrested at the scene.

# drugs - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth

“We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice.”

# drugs - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Man charged after cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane

Ammunition and component parts of firearms were also found.

# drugs - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane

A man in his 40s has been arrested.

# drugs - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# drugs - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Firearm and cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Dublin

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# drugs - Friday 17 March, 2017

# drugs - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Gardaí seize drugs worth €285,000 and €100,000 in cash in Meath

Heroin, crack cocaine and a submachine gun were found during searches today and yesterday.

Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork

A 50-year-old man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.

# drugs - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

# drugs - Monday 13 March, 2017

Spike in the importation of illegal anabolic steroids causes health fears

The seizure of such drugs almost tripled last year.

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