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# heroin - Saturday 10 March, 2018

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.

# heroin - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# heroin - Monday 26 February, 2018

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin

The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.

# heroin - Monday 29 January, 2018

Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary

A man and a woman were arrested.

# heroin - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# heroin - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# heroin - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin

A 56-year-old man has been arrested.

# heroin - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

# heroin - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home

The judge noted Rachel Harford had never been suspected of being the “main actor” in this activity.

# heroin - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - Thursday 20 July, 2017

€650,000 worth of heroin and cocaine seized at Dublin Airport

A UK national was caught in possession of the drugs yesterday.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# heroin - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine

Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.

# heroin - Monday 29 May, 2017

Man who got caught up in €837,000 heroin deal to pay off his golf fees avoids jail

The man was to be paid €200 for acting as a courier.

# heroin - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'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?

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - Saturday 8 April, 2017

He stopped paying his mortgage so he could sing at Trump rallies - and now he's feeling a little disillusioned

Just two months after the election, Kraig Moss, aka the Trump Troubadour, isn’t feeling quite so positive about Donald Trump as he did before.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

# heroin - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Gardaí seize €850,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in Tipperary drugs raid

A man was arrested and is currently being questioned.

# heroin - Friday 24 February, 2017

Kinahan cartel member's girlfriend arrested after gardaí seize loaded revolver in Dublin

A woman in her late 30s is currently being questioned.

# heroin - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Man jailed for 11 months for breaking into his sister's home

Alan Fagan stole a black Samsung tablet worth €400.

# heroin - Saturday 18 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# heroin - Friday 10 February, 2017

Drug addict went “off the wall” robbing shops two weeks after release from prison

Laurence Bryan was drug-free on his release from prison but relapsed following a family argument.

# heroin - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure

During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.

# heroin - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Three men arrested and €300k worth of heroin seized in Ballyfermot

Two of the men remain in custody, while another has been released.

# heroin - 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.

# heroin - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'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.

# heroin - Monday 7 November, 2016

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.

# heroin - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From 0.03% to 91%: Just how pure are the illegal drugs sold in Ireland?

New analysis of garda seizures show that taking street drugs can be “a game of chance”.

# heroin - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ambulance called as man in 'distress' after being sentenced for transporting €400k of heroin

The man’s one-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the offence.

# heroin - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

# heroin - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Gardaí in Dublin seize €150,000 worth of heroin

A man and a woman were arrested on James’ Street earlier today.

# heroin - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Court wants to know if 14-year-old found with heroin was dealing or being used by gang to clear debt

Judge John O’Connor described the case as a horror.

# heroin - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Woman in her late 40s arrested after bag of heroin seized in raid

The heroin had an estimated value of €150,000.

# heroin - Thursday 1 September, 2016

'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict

Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.

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