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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Crack Cocaine

This month
September 2023
Decriminalisation on the ground: Inside a drug consumption room in Lisbon
As the debate over decriminalisation heats up in Ireland, The Journal travelled to Lisbon to report on a different approach to drugs
This year
Limerick council wants homes linked to criminal gangs marked as derelict
“It’s important we get a grip on this and be able to go after more vacant houses being used in this way,” said one TD.
Two men due in court after €70k worth of heroin and crack cocaine seized in Cork
The drugs were seized during a search of a vehicle on Friday evening.
Crack cocaine 'hit Limerick city like snow', drug users say
A dedicated addiction team has been formed to tackle crack cocaine use in the mid-west region.
Last year
'Staff are being attacked every day': Surge in crime on city street linked to crack-cocaine use
There’s been an increase in violent incidents in the Liffey St/North Lotts area in recent weeks.
Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.
All time
Crack cocaine 'causing chaos and destruction' in Tallaght-Whitechurch areas, says new report
The report details that the “onset of crack cocaine” has left its services “at breaking point”.
Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014
The number of women entering treatment for crack cocaine use has increased by almost 80% in two years.
€11,400 worth of crack cocaine discovered in car in Dublin
The discovery was made after gardaí searched a property in Ballymun this morning.
Over €85,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine seized during searches in Limerick
The seizures were carried out at two public locations.
Crack cocaine addict who robbed taxi driver after threatening him with pointed weapon jailed
Gerard Cully pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery of the taxi driver.
Six drug deals and a fistfight at a Dublin shopping centre: One hour at a crack cocaine hotspot
There have been reports of open dealing of the drug in other areas of the city and in some suburbs.
'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.
Man (22) arrested after two guns and crack cocaine seized in Ballyfermot
Armed gardaí assisted in the raids earlier this morning.
High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin
There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.
Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre
Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.
Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin
A 56-year-old man has been arrested.
Crack cocaine operation the focus of garda raid which left officer with gunshot wounds
Three people were arrested following the shooting.
Opinion: Rob Ford's mysterious popularity – why Canada’s most scandalous citizen is the new Bill Clinton
Clinton’s dalliance with an intern now looks dull in comparison with the Toronto Mayor’s behaviour, but the dynamics of the two scandals have deeply polarised electorates in similar ways.
Toronto mayor heads back to work after rehab... but wants his office's locks changed
The mayor’s drug abuse was first revealed last year when an alleged drug dealer tried to sell another video of him smoking crack to the media.
Dublin Bus investigates video of 'crack cocaine' being smoked on bus
The footage allegedly took place near Firhouse in the south of Dublin.
Toronto 'crack mayor' Rob Ford files for re-election
Ford is as much as 8 per cent ahead of his nearest rival in opinion polls, despite admitting to having smoked crack cocaine.
Rob Ford stripped of mayoral powers in Toronto
City councillors voted overwhelmingly to limit Ford’s powers after a series of new allegations and lewd remarks this week.
'Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Am I an addict? No.' - Toronto Mayor
Mayor Rob Ford wants the video of him smoking crack released. “I want everyone in the city to see the tape… I want to see the state I was in”
Crystal meth: The side effects of Breaking Bad in Ireland
“Crystal meth has ravaged whole communities in the US and the same is happening in Ireland,” said Fr Peter McVerry.
Gardaí arrest 40 people in massive drugs operation
A crackdown on controlled drugs in west Dublin has seen 40 people arrested in three weeks.
Update: Man arrested after €500,000 drug seizure
Crack cocaine, ecstasy and a large quantity of cash were discovered when gardaí raided a house in Finglas last night.
Gardaí arrest 25 people and seize ammunition, drugs and cash in Dublin
The arrests and seizures are part of an ongoing operation focusing on drug dealers in the capital.
20 due in court after major Garda drugs sting
After 45 were arrested earlier this week in a major Garda drug bust, 20 will appear in courts in the Capital this morning.
Dublin drugs crackdown results in 45 arrests over 48 hours
45 people have been arrested in connection with the sale and supply of heroin and crack cocaine in the Dublin region.