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#illegal drugs

# illegal-drugs - Monday 18 November, 2019

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

“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?

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 This post contains images

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

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

# illegal-drugs - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

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

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

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'

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.