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#drug policy

# drug-policy - Monday 18 November, 2019

Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

# drug-policy - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

# drug-policy - 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.

# drug-policy - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws

A new piece of art went up in Trinity College this week.

# drug-policy - Monday 20 February, 2017

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?

In the final instalment of our three-part series on drug policy, FactCheck examines a claim made by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

# drug-policy - Sunday 19 February, 2017

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

# drug-policy - 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.

# drug-policy - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'

Our drug policy isn’t working and it’s time to embrace a more rational and open approach, writes Dr Garrett McGovern.

# drug-policy - Saturday 24 December, 2016

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

# drug-policy - Monday 22 August, 2016

Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show

The presenter had said earlier this year that she would be doing so for her series On The Edge.

# drug-policy - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

# drug-policy - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

# drug-policy - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

# drug-policy - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# drug-policy - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.

Heroin addiction is behind much of the criminality in this country – and failing to do something about it will not make the problem go away, writes Senator John Crown.