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#Drugs

# drugs - Today’s News

Cash, drugs and fake tan among the most common items stolen from pharmacies

Pharmacists have said that violent raids can have a physical and psychological effect on staff.

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old U-4

Warning issued over dangerous new drug in Cork following death of 16-year-old

U-4 is a dangerous synthetic opioid discovered recently for the first time in Ireland.

# drugs - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Post mortem to be carried out on 16-year-old boy found dead in Cork home

It’s believed that he may have died in his Deermount home after taking a fatal overdose of drugs.

# drugs - Friday 13 January, 2017

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

# drugs - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# drugs - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# drugs - Saturday 7 January, 2017

"It's hard to escape it": The Canadian city at the epicentre of an opioid epidemic

Officials declared an emergency in the spring after a surge in availability of cheap synthetic fentanyl.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Man arrested after gardaí find €100,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis

The seizure was made in Dublin’s north inner city last night.

# drugs - Monday 2 January, 2017

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

# drugs - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The42 ‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

# drugs - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Sophisticated grow house' with €210k worth of cannabis found by gardaí

More than 200 plants at various stages of growth were found at a house in Dundalk.

Drugs warning issued in Belfast after a number of sudden deaths

Chief superintendent Chris Noble urged the public to stay away from drugs.

# drugs - Friday 30 December, 2016

Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses

Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin

There’s been an increase in the level of paraphernalia associated with smoking crack.

# drugs - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'It's exhausting because everything you do... he's always there': The first Christmas without a brother

Nicole Ryan campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs after her brother Alex died in January.

# drugs - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Four arrested after gardaí seize €300k-worth of cannabis and cocaine

Three men and one woman were arrested after searches in two counties.

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# drugs - Saturday 17 December, 2016

# drugs - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)

The research observed a spike in drug use over the weekend.

# drugs - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny turns on the Christmas lights in Dublin's north inner city

A candlelight vigil was also held to remember those that have died from drugs.

# drugs - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Three potential shooters being investigated over murder of 'serial killer' Mark Desmond

The career criminal was executed on Friday.

# drugs - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Gardaí seize MDMA and heroin worth €1.1m in Dublin

Four men, ranging in age from their 30s to 60s, were arrested.

# drugs - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

Eight appear before court after gardaí arrest 38 in huge drugs crackdown in the southeast

A further five people have been charged and will appear before Carlow District Court at a later date.

'It's not about NIMBY-ism, we just want a debate on injection centres'

Plans for a bill that will establish a pilot injecting room are at an advanced stage.

# drugs - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

# drugs - Monday 28 November, 2016

Two dozen people arrested by gardaí in major drugs sweep

There’ll be a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court tonight.

Four men who launched boat on River Shannon had been drinking and taking drugs

One man died after the boat capsized.

# drugs - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Man arrested after cannabis and cocaine worth €250,000 is seized

A number of houses in Limerick were searched yesterday.

# drugs - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it'

Ireland’s first supervised injection centre could be up and running by the end of 2017.

# drugs - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Man due before court over €1.5 million cocaine seizure

The seizure occurred in Rathmines yesterday morning as part of Operation Thor.

# drugs - Friday 18 November, 2016

Cocaine worth €1.5 million seized in south Dublin

The drugs were discovered as part of a planned search by specialist officers.

From The42 CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use Drugs

CSKA Moscow midfielder hit with 2-year ban for cocaine use

Finland international Roman Eremenko has been handed a lengthy suspension by UEFA after failing a doping test.

# drugs - Monday 14 November, 2016

Simon Harris wants to bring down the cost of expensive drugs by buying in bulk

The minister says he is exploring options with other EU countries to bring the cost down.

# drugs - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Cannabis social clubs would be a major win for parents': Push for legalisation continues

Health Minister Simon Harris is currently seeking advice on medicinal cannabis.

# drugs - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Judge says 'gardaí are very optimistic farmers' in cannabis harvesting case

Judge Martin Nolan was speaking during a sentence hearing of man caught growing 36 plants.

Levels of illegal drug use within Ireland are on the rise

Men and those aged between 15 and 24 have the highest recent use of illegal drugs according to the results of an all-Ireland drug use survey.

# drugs - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Drug addicts clash with police at Vietnam rehab centre

“It was a big mess,” a police officer said after the clashes which followed protests at the centre.

# drugs - Monday 7 November, 2016

Driver under influence of drugs arrested after losing control of car

Meanwhile, three people were arrested for drink driving at three different checkpoints in Kilkenny.

Man in his 40s arrested after heroin, cocaine and €80,000 in cash found in house

The drugs had an estimated value of €200,000.

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