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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Ecstasy

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2022
# Dublin
Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.
# Athlone
Revenue seizes ecstasy pills worth €93,000 in parcels labelled as 'children's toys'
Alcohol was seized in Co Wexford worth an estimated €55,000 yesterday.
All time
# Clondalkin
Woman (30s) arrested after €89,000 worth of cocaine and ecstasy seized in Dublin
The seizure was made during a search in Clondalkin last night.
# Ecstasy
2 goals and 2 red cards in incredible finale, as Flamengo snatch Copa Libertadores glory
River Plate were minutes from successfully defending the trophy until Gabriel Barbosa struck twice.
# indiependence
Cork hospital warns festival-goers of 'bad batch' of ecstasy tablets causing 'severe illness'
Festival promoters also confirmed they were aware of drugs circulating at the festival.
# EU Drug report
Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade
The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.
# tokyokes
Japanese professor faces jail for allegedly getting students to produce ecstasy
Comparisons are being made with TV series Breaking Bad.
# speed checks
Man arrested and €150k in cash seized after gardaí stop speeding van on N2
The discovery was made after gardaí stopped a speeding van yesterday.
# recreational drugs
From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?
We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.
# recreational drugs
'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'
Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.
# The stats
Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?
For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.
# Kinsale
Three arrested after €300,000 worth of drugs seized in Cork
The raid occurred in Kinsale last Friday, 27 October.
# safer from harm
'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent
The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.
# Post-mortem
Carrie Fisher had cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she suffered heart attack
The Star Wars actress suffered a mid-flight heart attack last December.
# Drug seizure
Gardaí find almost €300k worth of drugs at a home in Blanchardstown
One man was arrested following the search at a house in Huntstown Court.
# drugs survey
Over 1 in 10 people in south Dublin reported taking an illegal drug recently
The current levels of illegal drug use in 2014/15 rose since the study was last carried out in 2010/11.
# Ecstasy
'I'm shaking... absolutely incredible' - Bowe, O'Driscoll and others react to Ireland's famous win
Kevin Kilbane, Ross O’Carroll and Alastair Campbell also gave their thoughts on tonight’s victory.
# Ecstasy
Joy for Irish rowing as O'Donovan brothers claim historic silver medal at Olympics
The Skibbereen duo were in action in the men’s lightweight double sculls final today.
# Searched
Over €440,000 worth of ecstasy and cocaine seized after men stopped in Dublin city centre
The men, both aged in their 20s, were searched on Aston Quay.
# Manchester
13-year-old in critical condition after taking suspected MDMA
Greater Manchester Police said that they had arrested a 15-year-old yesterday in relation to the incident.
# Courts
Actor left permanently scarred after being slashed by teen in ecstasy row
The teenager was remanded in custody yesterday after the hearing.
# Manchester
Two arrests after 12-year-olds take ecstasy and are hospitalised
The girls are in a stable condition.
# teddy tablets
Three 12-year-old girls in serious condition in Manchester after taking ecstasy pills
Salford police say that the tablets are called ‘Teddy Tablets’.
# Kildare
Gardaí find €50k worth of ecstasy during Kenneth O'Brien investigation
A search of the Ardclough area of Kildare is currently being carried out.
# United States
There's a plan to get the world's biggest club drug approved for medical use by 2021
It could be used as a viable treatment for use in psychotherapy to treat PTSD.
# what's in the pill
Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills
The campaign is the first time a drug service has worked with Irish universities to develop drug-related resources aimed at students.
# Seizure
This is what €225,000 worth of ecstasy tablets looks like
A man in his 40s has been arrested after a raid in west Dublin yesterday.
# MDMA
Three arrests as 72,000 ecstasy pills are seized in Dublin
The tablets had an estimated street value of €720,000.
# global drug survey
Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.
# dark web
Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.
# Ecstasy
Joy for Cork youngster as Preston promoted to the Championship
Jermaine Beckford hit a hat-trick, while Paul Huntington was also on target in a comfortable win.
# Ecstasy
Normal service resumed: Gardaí seize 'Blue Ghost' pills worth €380k
The seizure was made in Clondalkin in West Dublin.
# We all partied
E's are gone: Michael D has signed that emergency law, making loads of drugs illegal (again)
Ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and crystal meth (etc. etc.) will be illegal to possess once again, from midnight.
# yokegate
The 8 most embarrassing international headlines about #YokeGate
We’d like to think they’re laughing with us, not at us.
# yokegate
The Rubberbandits called Newstalk live after 'taking legal yips'
That’s what Blindboy Boatclub says, anyway.
# Rubberbandits
The Rubberbandits called Newstalk live after taking 'legal ecstasy'...
The Limerick duo’s Blindboy Boatclub told Twitter that he planned to do the interview while under the influence.
# over to you
The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it
Mr Justice Gerard Hogan made a big call today.
# The drugs don't work
Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?
Emergency legislation is needed after a court ruling this morning. Here’s what happened…
# Amnesty
Police urge people with dangerous Superman drugs to hand them in
The drugs are believed to have been the cause of at least three deaths so far.
# Pills
'Superman' ecstasy tablets worth €1.2 million seized in Dublin
The tablets — impressed with a Superman-style ‘S’ — originated in Belgium.