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# drugs - Yesterday’s News

'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears Exclusive

Chemsex is becoming more common in Ireland, leading to concerns about health risks and an increase in sexual assaults.

Gardaí stop motorist driving erratically on motorway, find €50k worth of cocaine cutting agent

The driver was arrested and is due to appear before a special court sitting this morning.

# drugs - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Man charged after €105,000 worth of heroin seized at Cork train station

Gary Cambridge was released on bail, with a number of conditions imposed.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Man charged over €1m heroin seizure following joint operation between gardaí and UK police

Seven kilos of heroin were seized in raids in Dublin and Meath.

# drugs - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities

Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.

# drugs - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Man (20s) arrested after €42k worth of cocaine seized in north Co Dublin

€2,000 of cannabis, other drug paraphernalia and a sum of cash were also seized.

# drugs - Friday 30 August, 2019

'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning

Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.

# drugs - Monday 26 August, 2019

Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin

Gardaí carried out a search on a house yesterday.

# drugs - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# drugs - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken'

Jack Downey died after taking a substance at Indiependence earlier this month.

# drugs - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit South Central executed a warrant at a house in Dublin 15 last night.

# drugs - Saturday 17 August, 2019

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

# drugs - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Cocaine and cannabis worth €110,000 seized after gardaí stop car in Tipperary

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene.

# drugs - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

# drugs - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.

# drugs - Thursday 8 August, 2019

€10k worth of herbal cannabis found hidden in tin of slimming product

Revenue detector dog Bailey helped to sniff out the drugs.

Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach

Police have urged the public to hand in any more packages that turn up.

Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'

The working group was first floated in 2017 and was originally expected to be up and running earlier this year.

Gucci Gang raids: Garda chopper and armed units sent to north Dublin areas in gangland crackdown

Gardaí believe the gang has the potential to be a serious player in the Irish drug scene.

# drugs - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use?

Opposition parties have argued the approach does not go far enough.

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival

19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.

# drugs - Monday 5 August, 2019

Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork

He had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.

# drugs - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Gardaí discover cannabis worth €400,000 in van abandoned on motorway

A van with the plants was discovered abandoned on the M3 motorway in Meath this morning.

Three arrested and drugs seized during CAB raid on homes in Limerick city

During the search, gardaí said they seized heroin, cocaine, cannabis as well as a quantity of tablets.

# drugs - Friday 2 August, 2019

Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users

We cannot pretend drug addiction issues don’t exist, writes Jade Wilson.

'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short

The government today unveiled its new drug plan.

First-time offenders to be referred to HSE when found in possession of drugs for personal use

Today’s shift in drug policy is already being criticised as not going far enough.

# drugs - Monday 29 July, 2019

Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting

In the first six months of this year, there were 133 arrests in relation to organised crime.

# drugs - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

# drugs - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney Australia This post contains videos

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney

A police car sustained significant damage in the incident, but no one was injured.

# drugs - Monday 22 July, 2019

Two men arrested after estimated €117,600 worth of heroin and cannabis seized

They are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

Man (23) arrested after estimated €20k worth of herbal cannabis seized in west Dublin

He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.

# drugs - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Man (36) charged over seizure of two semi-automatic weapons from vehicle in Dublin

Two seizures were made by gardaí yesterday.

Woman charged after drugs worth €1m and firearms are seized during raid

Gardaí searched a house in Tallaght on Thursday.

# drugs - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine

The garda was found with approximately 1.6 grammes of the drug in 2018.

# drugs - Monday 15 July, 2019

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth estimated €700k seized in Dublin

He is expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court later this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Gardaí seize over €100k worth of cocaine, ecstasy and MDMA at house in Leixlip

No arrests were made following the planned search of the house in the Easton area.

# drugs - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Man (20s) arrested after armed gardaí raid north Dublin house

Gardaí searched the house in Finglas yesterday evening.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Poll: Should people caught with drugs for personal use be cautioned instead of prosecuted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people caught with drugs for personal use be cautioned instead of prosecuted?

The Irish Examiner has reported that gardaí are looking at applying cautions rather than criminal prosecutions.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Drug-dealing rickshaw drivers are stashing socks full of cocaine and pills around Dublin streets Exclusive

Cannabis, ketamine, cocaine and ecstasy tablets were part of a particular find on Friday.

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