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'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city
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'They smashed every one of her windows': Parents of drug users at high risk of drug threats in Dublin's inner city

Jan 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 50,706 Views 46 Comments

A new report on drug-related intimidation wil be launched today.

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users
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Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,513 Views 40 Comments

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news
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'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Apr 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 142,960 Views 57 Comments

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts
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Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Feb 25th 2019, 10:22 AM 14,253 Views 61 Comments

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets
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Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets

Feb 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 35,197 Views 27 Comments

“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin.

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?
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What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

Nov 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,310 Views 3 Comments

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

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

Sep 22nd 2018, 10:00 PM 17,997 Views 13 Comments

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

'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic
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'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic

Sep 1st 2018, 5:46 PM 22,373 Views 29 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project is at Electric Picnic this weekend – and it has proved to be a busy few days so far.

Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites
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Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:01 AM 10,430 Views 11 Comments

Medical professionals and other volunteers will be providing advice and other help in Stradbally.

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'
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Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

Aug 9th 2018, 12:42 PM 15,775 Views 23 Comments

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

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

Jun 13th 2018, 12:30 PM 16,197 Views 29 Comments

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

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre
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Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Jun 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 44,312 Views 51 Comments

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

'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent
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'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent

Sep 9th 2017, 4:00 PM 33,247 Views 26 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals
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HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Sep 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 14,833 Views 41 Comments

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
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'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

May 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 31,063 Views 64 Comments

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead
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'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

May 10th 2017, 3:41 PM 24,750 Views 95 Comments

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine
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Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine

May 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 16,761 Views 22 Comments

Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
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Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

May 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,550 Views 11 Comments

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin
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Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin

Dec 27th 2016, 6:00 AM 27,485 Views 18 Comments

There’s been an increase in the level of paraphernalia associated with smoking crack.

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?
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It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

Dec 24th 2016, 12:01 PM 160 Views 35 Comments

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
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'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

Nov 30th 2016, 3:23 PM 11,917 Views 24 Comments

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015
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New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015

Jun 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,912 Views 7 Comments

A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?
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Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

May 15th 2016, 9:59 AM 14,610 Views 65 Comments

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

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

Dec 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 58,581 Views 101 Comments

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills
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Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills

Oct 23rd 2015, 6:02 AM 18,318 Views 70 Comments

The campaign is the first time a drug service has worked with Irish universities to develop drug-related resources aimed at students.

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"
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"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Aug 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 13,757 Views 24 Comments

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles
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Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Jun 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 42,544 Views 94 Comments

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers
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'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

May 16th 2015, 9:45 AM 18,573 Views 39 Comments

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there
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Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

Jan 11th 2015, 7:45 AM 36,327 Views 33 Comments

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess
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Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess

Dec 24th 2014, 9:00 PM 94 Views 22 Comments

Everybody should be aware of simple, clear, ‘harm reduction’ messages writes Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?
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Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?

Feb 20th 2012, 10:06 AM 6,000 Views 85 Comments

Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?