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#Drugs

# drugs - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Over 130 kilos of cocaine worth €10 million destined for Ireland seized in Costa Rica International Policing

Over 130 kilos of cocaine worth €10 million destined for Ireland seized in Costa Rica

Gardaí are liaising with their Costa Rican counterparts over the seizure.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 20s arrested after cash and drugs bust in Drimnagh Dublin

Man in his 20s arrested after cash and drugs bust in Drimnagh

Cocaine, cannabis and cash were seized in yesterday’s afternoon search of a house in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Irish among those detained after massive drugs seizure by Spanish police Cannabis

Irish among those detained after massive drugs seizure by Spanish police

UK, Moroccan and Spanish nationals have also been arrested in connection with drug trafficking.

# drugs - Friday 17 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) charged after being found with €45k worth of suspected cocaine Cork

Man (20s) charged after being found with €45k worth of suspected cocaine

The man was found by gardaí on MacCurtain Street in Cork.

# drugs - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man (22) arrested after two guns and crack cocaine seized in Ballyfermot Dublin

Man (22) arrested after two guns and crack cocaine seized in Ballyfermot

Armed gardaí assisted in the raids earlier this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut Marijuana

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

# drugs - Saturday 11 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I understand people can relapse, but you have to be honest': Inside Dublin's drug treatment court Second Chance

'I understand people can relapse, but you have to be honest': Inside Dublin's drug treatment court

More than 1,000 people were referred to the service so far this year.

# drugs - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mother tells Liveline that family home was 'burnt to the ground' over son's drug debts Crime

Mother tells Liveline that family home was 'burnt to the ground' over son's drug debts

Lorraine told the show that he owes thousands of euro.

# drugs - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí target nightlife figure they believe is directing rickshaw drug dealing scene Drugs On Wheels

Gardaí target nightlife figure they believe is directing rickshaw drug dealing scene Exclusive

Gardai are also exploring Kinahan link in the supply chain of cocaine.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí find cannabis worth €135,000 after stopping man's car in Leitrim Carrick-on-Shannon

Gardaí find cannabis worth €135,000 after stopping man's car in Leitrim

The driver, a 50-year-old man, was arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Galway man arrested in New York following €40,000 cocaine seizure Fintan Russell

Galway man arrested in New York following €40,000 cocaine seizure

Fintan Russell is alleged to have been heavily involved in the drug trade in New York state.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy arrested near Liverpool after 14-year-old girl dies after taking drugs Wirral

Teenage boy arrested near Liverpool after 14-year-old girl dies after taking drugs

Police are warning children not to take the drugs.

# drugs - Monday 23 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year Drug Addiction

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

# drugs - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin Crack

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

# drugs - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy Green Street

Confused about CBD? Here's what you need to know about Ireland and the cannabis-based remedy

It is not a registered medicine here but it is widely on sale. How is that possible?

From TheJournal.ie Dutch nationals appear in UK court charged with massive cocaine seizure SY Marcia

Dutch nationals appear in UK court charged with massive cocaine seizure

Officers discovered bales of cocaine wrapped in plastic bagging.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí increase patrols amid fears North Dublin gang feud will reignite after large drugs seizure Coolock

# drugs - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie €3 million worth of MDMA and ketamine seized in north Dublin Kilbarrack

€3 million worth of MDMA and ketamine seized in north Dublin

Meanwhile, an estimated €10,000 worth of herbal cannabis has been seized in the Fermoy area.

# drugs - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels Crack

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

# drugs - Friday 13 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Woman due in court after machine pistol and ammunition found in car Charged

Woman due in court after machine pistol and ammunition found in car

A machine pistol and ammunition were found in a parked car at a property in Boyle O’Reilly Terrace.

# drugs - Sunday 8 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie €200,000 worth of cannabis seized, man in his 30s arrested in Limerick Seizure

€200,000 worth of cannabis seized, man in his 30s arrested in Limerick

The seizure was made following a raid on a premises in Murroe last night.

# drugs - Saturday 7 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Steroids aren't just for people playing in the Olympics anymore - They're more recreational' Steroids

'Steroids aren't just for people playing in the Olympics anymore - They're more recreational'

A coroner for Cork city this week warned against the dangers of steroid use at the inquest into the death of an 18-year-old boy.

# drugs - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 6kg of herbal cannabis marked as 'gifts' seized at Portlaoise postal centre Drug Haul

6kg of herbal cannabis marked as 'gifts' seized at Portlaoise postal centre

The drugs originated in Thailand.

# drugs - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thinks the move would save lives.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point' Opinion

'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point'

They get away with it, because we only criminalise the poor, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Eight people due in court after operation involving 50 gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford Major Operation

Eight people due in court after operation involving 50 gardaí seize drugs and cars in Longford

The arrests were made as part of an operation targetting the supply of controlled drugs.

# drugs - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A crime hotspot in dire need of more policing or just a horrible coincidence? Inside Shankill and Bray's hectic month Thin Blue Line

A crime hotspot in dire need of more policing or just a horrible coincidence? Inside Shankill and Bray's hectic month

Murder, sexual assault and gun violence has blighted the area in the last month.

# drugs - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Detector dog Meg helps find €480,000 worth of cannabis Dublin Port

Detector dog Meg helps find €480,000 worth of cannabis

Revenue officers seized 24kg of the drug “as a result of routine profiling” at Dublin Port.

From TheJournal.ie Four people arrested as stun guns and drugs worth €560k seized in two separate operations Dublin

Four people arrested as stun guns and drugs worth €560k seized in two separate operations

One man has since been released from garda custody.

# drugs - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances' Top Garda

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

# drugs - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere Decriminalisation

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

# drugs - Friday 8 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and Revenue seize ketamine and methamphetamine in Dun Laoghaire business premises Gardaí

Gardaí and Revenue seize ketamine and methamphetamine in Dun Laoghaire business premises

Separately, gardaí seized cannabis herb worth €25,000.

# drugs - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to Drug Report

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

# drugs - Monday 4 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre Crack Cocaine

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

# drugs - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford Carne

Man (30s) arrested after drugs worth €300,000 seized in Wexford

The operation took place after noon today.

From TheJournal.ie One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50k worth of drugs seized after Kildare search Seized

Over 50k worth of drugs seized after Kildare search

The drugs were discovered last night.

# drugs - Friday 1 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK Drug Use

HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK

People are being asked to look after themselves and look out for their friends during the festival season.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should criminal penalties be removed for possession of small amounts of drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should criminal penalties be removed for possession of small amounts of drugs?

The public is being asked its views on how effective current laws are and what alternatives could be considered.

# drugs - Monday 28 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie One man dies and another is in hospital after taking unknown substances in Co Derry Drug Warning

One man dies and another is in hospital after taking unknown substances in Co Derry

The two men fell ill Sunday night at a property on Northland Road.

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