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#Drugs

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo Ballymote

Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down Labour Court

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money Model Behaviour

Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money

The woman is regularly seen in the company of Irish and international celebrities.

From TheJournal.ie Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws' Practical Solutions

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork Seized

Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork

The drugs were found during the search of a car at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested following seizure of €90k worth of heroin after gardaí stop car on M9 Heroin
From TheJournal.ie Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy Gary Davis

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

From TheJournal.ie €240k worth of controlled drug kratom seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre Revenue

€240k worth of controlled drug kratom seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Cannabis was found hidden inside a tin of biscuits.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis Courts

Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis

Michael McDonald Agu was sentenced to four years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation Drug Crime

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

From TheJournal.ie 'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Luxury cars, designer watch and €145,000 seized following 14 searches related to Dublin gang Criminal Assets Bureau

Luxury cars, designer watch and €145,000 seized following 14 searches related to Dublin gang

The searches relate to an organised crime group suspected to be involved in the sale of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group Ireland's Drug Use

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis Roadside Testing

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau Top Target

Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

The woman is suspected of bringing in hundreds of kilos every year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city Streets Of Limerick

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

From TheJournal.ie One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home Drug Seizure

One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home

The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi Vietnam

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi

The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine, debit cards and passports seized in west Dublin organised crime operation Blanchardstown

Cocaine, debit cards and passports seized in west Dublin organised crime operation

The man is due in court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from? Recreational Drugs

From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?

We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected cannabis grow house discovered at Malahide restaurant Silks

Suspected cannabis grow house discovered at Malahide restaurant

Gardaí attended the premises due to a fire.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland Drug Prevalence

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis' Merchants Quay

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

From TheJournal.ie 'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction Chasing The Normal

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers Opioids

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

From TheJournal.ie How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law The Small Stuff

How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law

Gardaí say young people who have never been in trouble with the law find it hard to understand that a normal part of their social lives is actually a serious criminal offence.

From TheJournal.ie Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs Waterford

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

The men have since been released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie 'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable' Recreational Drugs

'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'

Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now? The Stats

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

From TheJournal.ie Steep increase in Limerick steroid-users seeking needle exchange Body-enhancing Drugs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman arrested over €1.7 million heroin seizure in Dublin Neilstown

Man and woman arrested over €1.7 million heroin seizure in Dublin

Gardaí also found tablets and cannabis herb during the search this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office Mariano Blanco

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat Inchicore

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat

The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.

From TheJournal.ie Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea Seized

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 17-year-old male arrested after €30k worth of cocaine seized in Dublin Drimnagh

17-year-old male arrested after €30k worth of cocaine seized in Dublin

The discovery was found during a search of a house in Drimnagh.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes suspected cocaine and MDMA worth estimated €3m at Dublin Port Revenue

Revenue seizes suspected cocaine and MDMA worth estimated €3m at Dublin Port

The detection was made in a container which arrived on a ferry from Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Garda suspended following arrest over suspected drug seizure Dublin

Garda suspended following arrest over suspected drug seizure

The Garda, who is in his 30s, was arrested in the Dublin area yesterday.

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