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# drug policy

This year
Taoiseach expects Oireachtas committee on drug use to be up and running no later than April
Last year
'There is no time to waste': What happens next after the Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use?
Citizens' Assembly votes for health-led approach to drug use rather than legalisation
Opinion: The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to effect change
McGovern, Ó Concubhair & Marder
Tales from New York: 'We should learn from the drug treatment approach here'
Tony Duffin
'Sustained increase' in overdose deaths in recent years, Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use hears
Addiction experts, campaigners concerned over 'transparency' of new Citizens' Assembly
Citizens' Assembly will examine State response to illegal drugs and report back by end of year
Opinion: Enough talk - we need to decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use
Dr Ian Marder
All time
'No view' on cannabis legalisation, says Varadkar as Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected in 2023
Legalisation and regulation of drugs like cannabis should be examined by Govt, TDs say
Stigma around drug use preventing people from coming forward to access key supports
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
Gino Kenny
Lynn Ruane: A mature society accepts that drug use is normal and does not punish addiction
Lynn Ruane
Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men
Lynn Ruane
Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one
Simon Harris TD
Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
Lynn Ruane
Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'
'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws
FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?
FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?
FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'
Dr Garrett McGovern
It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?
Tony Duffin
Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show
Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions
Tony Duffin
Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that
Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"
Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
Tony Duffin
Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.
John Crown