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# needles - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

The Australian government has raised the maximum sentence for fruit tampering to 15 years.

# needles - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Australian strawberries taken off shelves in New Zealand after needles found

At least two minors have been questioned by Australian police for carrying out hoaxes.

# needles - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Australia supermarket chain bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Police have received reports of more than 100 alleged incidents of pins and needles being found in fruit.

# needles - Monday 17 September, 2018

Australia offers large reward for information as sewing needles found in strawberries

Several brands of strawberries grown in Queensland have been withdrawn from supermarkets.

# needles - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Steep increase in Limerick steroid-users seeking needle exchange

An addiction and outreach service says there’s been a rise in younger steroid-users coming forward.

# needles - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Chinese kindergarten teacher used needles to 'discipline' children for not sleeping

The case prompted Chinese authorities to call for an “immediate” investigation into all kindergartens across the country.

# needles - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# needles - Friday 14 October, 2016

France today opened its first ever supervised injecting centre for drug addicts

After years of campaigning, the centre opened in Paris today.

# needles - Friday 12 August, 2016

6,000 drug needles found in tiny Dublin city centre park every year

A special needle disposal bin has been placed in the park to help combat the problem.

# needles - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dublin's drug laneways: One year on, the alleys are still littered with needles

The city centre this afternoon: used needles, a crack pipe – and a syringe just yards from playing children.

# needles - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

The needles on the cobbles are nothing new - but the human excrement is shocking

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

# needles - Monday 2 November, 2015

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?

The first is due to open next year.

# needles - Monday 13 April, 2015

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

# needles - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Council pays thousands in compensation for staff needle stick injuries

Dublin City Council also spent €7.7 million on settlements for public injuries last year.

# needles - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Investigation: Should you vaccinate your children? Fear Of NEedles This post contains a poll

Investigation: Should you vaccinate your children?

There’s a measles outbreak in the US because people aren’t vaccinated.

# needles - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Healthcare workers 'at risk over Irish failure to implement EU laws'

ICTU says the EU’s directive on ‘sharps’ – requiring medical needles to retract after use – was to become Irish law by today.

# needles - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution Jet Injection This post contains videos

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution

Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.

# needles - Friday 17 February, 2012

Irish doctor who invented the modern injection remembered Forgotten Hero This post contains images

Irish doctor who invented the modern injection remembered

Plus, some other things that you may not have known were invented by Irish people (spoiler: one is chocolate milk!)