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# heroin - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the house yesterday evening.

# heroin - Monday 10 December, 2018

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

# heroin - Monday 3 December, 2018

New groups of 'young, vulnerable migrants' now being used to trade drugs in Dublin city centre

A new batch of suspected criminals are dealing on the streets of Dublin.

# heroin - Saturday 6 October, 2018

# heroin - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# heroin - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'

Grace Dyas and Rachael Keogh – author of Dying To Survive – want their new play about heroin to spark change in Ireland.

# heroin - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

# heroin - Friday 21 September, 2018

One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home

The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.

# heroin - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city

A man was arrested and released without charge in relation to the seizure.

# heroin - Thursday 13 September, 2018

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

# heroin - Friday 31 August, 2018

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat

The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.

# heroin - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.

# heroin - Monday 9 July, 2018

Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money

Gardaí, Revenue and CAB are aware of the premises.

# heroin - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

# heroin - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

# heroin - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

# heroin - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

# heroin - Monday 21 May, 2018

Teenager arrested after €2,000 worth of heroin found on him

A further €43,000 was found in another search.

# heroin - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Vet who injected liquid heroin into puppies to smuggle drugs into US extradited

His arrest comes after a 12-year investigation.

# heroin - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

# heroin - Saturday 10 March, 2018

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.

# heroin - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# heroin - Monday 26 February, 2018

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin

The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.

# heroin - Monday 29 January, 2018

Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary

A man and a woman were arrested.

# heroin - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# heroin - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# heroin - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin

A 56-year-old man has been arrested.

# heroin - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

# heroin - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home

The judge noted Rachel Harford had never been suspected of being the “main actor” in this activity.

# heroin - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres

The location of the centre in Dublin will not be known until the end of next month.

# heroin - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# heroin - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

# heroin - Thursday 20 July, 2017

€650,000 worth of heroin and cocaine seized at Dublin Airport

A UK national was caught in possession of the drugs yesterday.

# heroin - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Gardaí seize €100k worth of heroin in Dublin raids

Two homes in the Dublin 1 area were searched, and two people were arrested.

# heroin - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# heroin - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine

Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.

# heroin - Monday 29 May, 2017

Man who got caught up in €837,000 heroin deal to pay off his golf fees avoids jail

The man was to be paid €200 for acting as a courier.

# heroin - 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?

# heroin - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# heroin - Monday 1 May, 2017

A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex

Heroin and cocaine were being cut in the same location.

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