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#decriminalisation

# decriminalisation - Monday 8 October, 2018

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible Opinion This post contains videos

OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible

Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate.

# decriminalisation - Friday 14 September, 2018

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thinks the move would save lives.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

# decriminalisation - Monday 16 April, 2018

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

# decriminalisation - Friday 1 December, 2017

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

A new working group has been formed to look into alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for personal use.

# decriminalisation - 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?

# decriminalisation - 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.

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

# decriminalisation - Monday 6 March, 2017

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug

First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

US president has now commuted 562 sentences, more than the previous nine presidents combined.

# decriminalisation - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

# decriminalisation - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea – but women aren’t so sure

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

# decriminalisation - Monday 2 November, 2015

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 16 August, 2015

The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland

Help Not Harm wants Ireland to treat the issue of drugs as a health issue.

# decriminalisation - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# decriminalisation - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

# decriminalisation - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine

Being a magazine vendor is, according to the owners, the “best alternative to (giving fellatio) on the street”.

# decriminalisation - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.

# decriminalisation - Monday 24 June, 2013

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...

Paul McGrath of Fine Gael at the time spoke against the bill and said he was concerned what impact it would have on society as a whole.

From The Daily Edge 15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests I Saw The Sign

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.

# decriminalisation - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.