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# Tony Duffin

This year
Ireland has 'once in a generation' chance to decriminalise personal drug use, Paul Reid says
A special Oireachtas committee will be established to examine the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations, Drugs Minister Hildegarde Naughton confirmed.
The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use today published its final report
The document includes 36 recommendations to overhaul Ireland's drug policy and establish a more health-led approach
A special Oireachtas committee will be set up to examine the report and suggest new legislation
Last year
Drugs at centre of recent Dublin overdose cluster purchased 'across one strip of the city'
A potent synthetic opioid was found in the heroin that caused overdoses, but what are nitazenes?
Ireland 'needs to be ready' for increase in fentanyl use amid expected heroin shortage
Crack cocaine 'hit Limerick city like snow', drug users say
All time
Stigma around drug use preventing people from coming forward to access key supports
Cheaper crack cocaine supplies in cities 'sees people travel from rural areas to buy the drug'
Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned
Tony Duffin
'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use
Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts
'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol
'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent
Calls for highly potent cannabis to be made Class A drug after man cuts off penis and stabs mother
Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine
'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead
Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?
Tony Duffin
'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
Dublin's drug laneways: One year on, the alleys are still littered with needles
HIV is on the rise in Dublin
'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers
The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student
Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there
Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin