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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 25 April, 2015


# drugs - Thursday 23 April, 2015

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses

The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.

# drugs - Sunday 19 April, 2015

How crystal meth has started to take hold in Australia’s wild outback

About 2% of the entire country is estimated to use the drug.

Man found with 31 pellets of cannabis in his stomach

He was charged and will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street tomorrow.

# drugs - Thursday 16 April, 2015

‘Some people have a romantic, bleary-eyed view of cannabis … They’re wrong’

Here’s how Fianna Fáil thinks we can deal with the ‘scourge’ of drugs.

Two guns have been found and a man and woman arrested – at houses in Athlone

Two firearms were recovered in the search of two houses.

# drugs - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

‘I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up’ Heroin This post contains videos

‘I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up’

Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.

# drugs - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

‘You can shop for it like a pint of milk’ – Co Down family blame legal highs for son’s death

Dawn and Carl Owens say the drugs made their some distracted and suicidal.

Concerned about your drug use? This test will tell you how harmful it is

Tony Duffin of the Anna Liffey Drugs Project said a real benefit is the test’s availability 24/7.

# drugs - Monday 13 April, 2015

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin’s public drug-taking problem?

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

# drugs - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Rapper Nelly arrested on drugs charges after state trooper smells marijuana on his bus

He was charged with possession of drugs.

# drugs - Friday 10 April, 2015

Huge stash of cannabis found in Offaly

Two men have been arrested.

# drugs - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Gardaí seize half a million euro worth of cocaine in Dublin

Two men were arrested in connection to the substantial seizure.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Man suspected of selling deadly heroin to tourists turns himself in

At least 20 tourists were made ill and three died after snorting white heroin sold to them as cocaine.

# drugs - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Mexican drug cartel targets police in ambush attack and kills 15

It’s part of an ongoing battle with police.

This dog found €240k of cocaine hidden in plane landing at Shannon

The drugs were concealed in the plane’s cabin.

# drugs - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Desperate parents of 43 missing students turn to drug lord for help

The young men have not been seen since last September.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

People are taking drugs like Ritalin to help them perform better in school and work

And scientists aren’t sure that’s a good thing.

# drugs - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 34 AFL players cleared as anti-doping tribunal ‘not comfortably satisfied’ they cheated Saga

34 AFL players cleared as anti-doping tribunal ‘not comfortably satisfied’ they cheated

Past and present Essendon players were found not guilty of taking a banned substance.

Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine

The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

It’s been a BAD week for drug smugglers…

More than €2.8 million in cocaine and ‘skunk’ cannabis has been seized across the island.

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?

Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.

Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug trafficking gang, were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

# drugs - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Anonymous tip-off led to man’s arrest for online sex offences

Over 1,600 calls were made to Crimestoppers during 2014.

# drugs - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin in St Patrick’s Day raid

Two people were arrested yesterday in connection with the seizure.

# drugs - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

# drugs - Sunday 15 March, 2015

New mind-altering drugs being detected at a rate of two PER WEEK

The substances are often produced in bulk by chemical companies – before being shipped to Europe by air freight, packaged and sold to consumers.

# drugs - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Normal service resumed: Gardaí seize ‘Blue Ghost’ pills worth €380k

The seizure was made in Clondalkin in West Dublin.

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many hours were drugs legal for in Ireland this week?

# drugs - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

E’s are gone: Michael D has signed that emergency law, making loads of drugs illegal (again)

Ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and crystal meth (etc. etc.) will be illegal to possess once again, from midnight.

“Business as usual”: If gardaí find you with drugs, you’ll be prosecuted

It’s probably best not to take any chances.

From The Daily Edge The 8 most embarrassing international headlines about #YokeGate Yokegate

The 8 most embarrassing international headlines about #YokeGate

We’d like to think they’re laughing with us, not at us.

From The Daily Edge The Rubberbandits called Newstalk live after ‘taking legal yips’ Yokegate

The Rubberbandits called Newstalk live after ‘taking legal yips’

That’s what Blindboy Boatclub says, anyway.

# drugs - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan made a big call today.

From The Daily Edge 14 of the quickest reactions to #YokeGate Yokegate

14 of the quickest reactions to #YokeGate

No really, have ye any yokes though?

Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?

Emergency legislation is needed after a court ruling this morning. Here’s what happened…

# drugs - Friday 6 March, 2015

This Fianna Fáil TD chased down a hooded handbag thief in Ennis

Timmy Dooley returned the handbag to the elderly woman, who he said was “dazed” by the incident.

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