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Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?
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Poll: Should the possession of drugs for personal use be decriminalised?

May 23rd 2021, 9:32 AM 60,632 Views 130 Comments

Many groups have long called for drug use to be addressed as a social and health issue, rather than as a criminal justice issue.

Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion
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Argentina's lower house backs landmark bill to legalise abortion

Dec 11th 2020, 5:44 PM 5,406 Views 6 Comments

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, which rejected a similar bill two years ago.

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
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Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Feb 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,791 Views 41 Comments

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
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Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020

Feb 7th 2020, 1:45 PM 20,844 Views 33 Comments

We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.

Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy
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Lynn Ruane: Harm reduction should always come first with criminal drug policy

Nov 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,402 Views 39 Comments

We should decriminalise possession of drugs for personal use, writes independent senator Lynn Ruane.

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?
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FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

May 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,267 Views 52 Comments

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says
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Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says

Dec 15th 2018, 10:00 AM 22,005 Views 24 Comments

McMahon lost his brother John to a drug overdose in 2012.

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'
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Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Oct 8th 2018, 12:59 PM 12,257 Views 11 Comments

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

OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible
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OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible

Oct 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,647 Views 10 Comments

Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate.

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland
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Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Sep 14th 2018, 4:03 PM 22,194 Views 70 Comments

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

Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
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Poll: Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:40 AM 26,362 Views 91 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin thinks the move would save lives.

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men
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Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

Jun 19th 2018, 9:02 AM 12,496 Views 50 Comments

A motion before the Dáil this evening will acknowledge the harm caused by historical criminal laws.

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.

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
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Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Jun 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 13,507 Views 91 Comments

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

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

Jun 10th 2018, 10:45 AM 18,091 Views 101 Comments

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.

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland
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Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

Apr 16th 2018, 1:27 PM 81,271 Views 179 Comments

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?
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Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

Dec 1st 2017, 9:14 AM 22,914 Views 99 Comments

A new working group has been formed to look into alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for personal use.

'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 31,068 Views 65 Comments

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

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use
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Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

May 8th 2017, 8:51 AM 18,556 Views 20 Comments

The idea of decriminalising drugs – once considered taboo – has been gaining support in recent years.

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'
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Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

May 8th 2017, 6:40 AM 353 Views 14 Comments

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug
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Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug

Mar 6th 2017, 10:30 PM 10,596 Views 36 Comments

First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners
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Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

Aug 3rd 2016, 9:45 PM 40,335 Views 80 Comments

US president has now commuted 562 sentences, more than the previous nine presidents combined.

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
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The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Jul 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,379 Views 28 Comments

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed
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Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed

Mar 27th 2016, 8:30 PM 32,513 Views 52 Comments

The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
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Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Feb 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 55,076 Views 96 Comments

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
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Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure

Nov 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 12,121 Views 67 Comments

The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech
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Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:55 PM 22,483 Views 96 Comments

The minister cited Portugal’s approach to drugs as a possible model for Ireland.

The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland
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The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland

Aug 16th 2015, 5:00 PM 14,440 Views 73 Comments

Help Not Harm wants Ireland to treat the issue of drugs as a health issue.

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
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'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,671 Views 98 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
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Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

Aug 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 2,656 Views 86 Comments

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?
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What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

Jun 3rd 2015, 3:24 PM 23,867 Views 72 Comments

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine
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Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine

Jan 19th 2014, 9:15 AM 17,080 Views 36 Comments

Being a magazine vendor is, according to the owners, the “best alternative to (giving fellatio) on the street”.

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation
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Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

Oct 27th 2013, 6:45 PM 21,084 Views 143 Comments

Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.

20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...
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20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy...

Jun 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 15,189 Views 108 Comments

Paul McGrath of Fine Gael at the time spoke against the bill and said he was concerned what impact it would have on society as a whole.

15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests
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15 of the best protest signs from two decades of gay marriage protests

Jun 24th 2013, 1:00 PM 23,801 Views 33 Comments

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality
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Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

Jun 24th 2013, 9:46 AM 20,411 Views 86 Comments

It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
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Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,084 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.