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# illegal-drugs - Friday 30 October, 2020

Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone
# Drugs Seized
# Drugs Seized

Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone

Oct 30th 2020, 6:09 PM 32,154 Views 14 Comments

The drugs were seized by Revenue officers earlier today.

# illegal-drugs - Monday 18 November, 2019

Number of parcels seized by Revenue containing illegal drugs has almost doubled on last year
# Revenue
# Revenue

Number of parcels seized by Revenue containing illegal drugs has almost doubled on last year

Nov 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,983 Views 18 Comments

Almost €3 million worth of illegal drugs was seized up to October this year.

# illegal-drugs - Friday 2 August, 2019

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

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

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 11:31 AM 39,042 Views 79 Comments

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

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Cannabis was the most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018
# Joint Up Thinking
# Joint Up Thinking

Cannabis was the most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018

May 28th 2019, 10:42 PM 14,950 Views 43 Comments

An awareness campaign is being launched to tackle what Transport Minister Shane Ross called “killer behaviour”.

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use?

May 21st 2019, 8:19 AM 37,037 Views 157 Comments

Proposals to liberalise drug laws here are on the table, but the government isn’t set to implement full decriminalisation.

# illegal-drugs - Friday 21 December, 2018

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'

Updated Dec 21st 2018, 6:15 PM 37,440 Views 35 Comments

The Global Drugs Survey 2019 is seeking participants in Ireland to share their experiences.

# illegal-drugs - Friday 31 August, 2018

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses

Aug 31st 2018, 8:25 AM 10,112 Views 29 Comments

“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

Jul 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,912 Views 41 Comments

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.

# illegal-drugs - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Cannabis social clubs would be a major win for parents': Push for legalisation continues
# High Expectations
# High Expectations

'Cannabis social clubs would be a major win for parents': Push for legalisation continues

Nov 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 19,738 Views 71 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris is currently seeking advice on medicinal cannabis.

# illegal-drugs - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution
# Drugs
# Drugs

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

Mar 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 75 Views 80 Comments

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

# illegal-drugs - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Uruguay world's first country to legalise marijuana trade
# Uruguay
# Uruguay

Uruguay world's first country to legalise marijuana trade

Dec 11th 2013, 9:15 AM 10,564 Views 55 Comments

Growing, selling, distribution and possession are now all legal within the South American nation’s borders.

# illegal-drugs - Monday 8 April, 2013

Lisa McInerney: Misinformation made Bressie's drugs comments front-page news
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Misinformation made Bressie's drugs comments front-page news

Apr 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 72 Views 68 Comments

But the misinformation wasn’t coming from The Voice judge, writes Lisa McInerney, it is coming from his critics – and it’s why young people disregard them.

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows

Jun 19th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,929 Views 22 Comments

Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.

# illegal-drugs - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Taking new illicit drugs is like playing 'a dangerous game of roulette'
# Drugs
# Drugs

Taking new illicit drugs is like playing 'a dangerous game of roulette'

Apr 26th 2012, 12:53 PM 2,950 Views 8 Comments

European Monitoring Centre says that 49 new drugs were discovered in the EU last year.

# illegal-drugs - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

24 arrested in Waterford area over drug trafficking
# Drugs
# Drugs

24 arrested in Waterford area over drug trafficking

Feb 29th 2012, 5:12 PM 4,315 Views 30 Comments

Those arrested are aged between 17 and 50, and they are being held at stations in the south east.

# illegal-drugs - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
# Drugs
# Drugs

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,053 Views 7 Comments

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

# illegal-drugs - Monday 10 October, 2011

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage
# Gone To Pot
# Gone To Pot

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

Oct 10th 2011, 9:39 AM 1,191 Views 10 Comments

‘Pothead’ range, which campaigners say trivialise illegal drug use, is in 1,000 US stores.

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

No illegal drugs in Amy's system at time of death, says family
# Amy Winehouse
From The Daily Edge
# Amy Winehouse

No illegal drugs in Amy's system at time of death, says family

Aug 23rd 2011, 3:30 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

Toxicology tests show that there was alcohol but no illegal drugs present in Amy Winehouse’s system when she died last month.

# illegal-drugs - Monday 17 January, 2011

Gardai "monitoring" alleged sales of cannabis-growing equipment in 'head shops'
# Head Shops
# Head Shops

Gardai "monitoring" alleged sales of cannabis-growing equipment in 'head shops'

Jan 17th 2011, 6:35 PM 3,890 Views 0 Comments

Department of Justice stresses its 2010 Psychoactive Substances Act can cope with any potential loophole as head shops rebrand themselves “grow shops” for legal plants.