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From TheJournal.ie Drug addiction in Ireland still a 'dirty secret', GAA star Philly McMahon says Decriminalisation This post contains videos

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

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

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 OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible Opinion This post contains videos

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

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

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 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 Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men Decriminalisation

Government to apologise for historical convictions of gay men

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality Anniversary

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland Decriminalisation

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

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

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

Poll: Should illegal drugs be decriminalised for personal use?

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use Illicit Drugs

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use' Decriminalisation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug Moving Forward

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners Obama Clementia

Obama makes history by pardoning the sentences of 214 prisoners

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

From TheJournal.ie The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis Decriminalisation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis? Drug Use

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

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

From TheJournal.ie Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure Portuguese Model

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech Portuguese Model

Our drugs minister has backed decriminalisation in a major London speech

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

From TheJournal.ie The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland Policy Change

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women' Sex Workers

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

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

From TheJournal.ie Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs? Portugal Here We Come

What can Ireland learn from a country that decriminalised drugs?

TDs are off to Portugal to find out.

From TheJournal.ie Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine Drug Problems

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation Drugs

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

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

From TheJournal.ie 20 years ago homosexuality was decriminalised, but not everyone was happy... Homosexuality

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

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

Homosexuality was decriminalised twenty years ago today.

From TheJournal.ie Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality Equality

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality

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

From TheJournal.ie Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

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