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Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

The HSE has entered into talks with organisations that could provide drug-testing at festivals.

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THE HSE HAS started discussions with organisations that could provide drug-testing at Irish festivals. 

A working group will next month begin looking at the issue. While introducing drug-testing would require a change in legislation, a senior HSE doctor has said that there is an “an interesting appetite” among various organisations to get involved in working on the issue. 

Drug-testing was pushed back into the headlines after a 19-year-old lost his life at a Cork festival two weeks ago. 

So what do you think? Should drug-testing be introduced at Irish festivals?


Poll Results:

Yes (8855)
No (1483)
I don't know (359)



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