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Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one
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Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one

Nov 18th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,435 Views 52 Comments

The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.

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 14,406 Views 39 Comments

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

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 16,200 Views 29 Comments

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

'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws
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'Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?': New mural challenges Ireland's drug laws

Jun 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 23,049 Views 19 Comments

A new piece of art went up in Trinity College this week.

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?
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FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?

Feb 20th 2017, 10:00 PM 13,308 Views 21 Comments

In the final instalment of our three-part series on drug policy, FactCheck examines a claim made by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?
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FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime?

Feb 19th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,274 Views 49 Comments

In Part Two of a three-part series, FactCheck looks into a claim by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn, during a debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
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FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,299 Views 21 Comments

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'
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U-47700 death: 'As we pretend that policing drugs deters users, we can expect more harm, more deaths'

Jan 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 429 Views 26 Comments

Our drug policy isn’t working and it’s time to embrace a more rational and open approach, writes Dr Garrett McGovern.

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 162 Views 34 Comments

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

Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show
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Vogue Williams will NOT be taking hallucinogenic drugs as part of RTÉ show

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:33 PM 29,476 Views 52 Comments

The presenter had said earlier this year that she would be doing so for her series On The Edge.

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions
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Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Mar 8th 2016, 5:00 PM 236 Views 43 Comments

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that
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Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that

Jul 4th 2015, 9:30 AM 15,489 Views 61 Comments

The Portuguese approach could be considered here.

Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"
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Regular marijuana use is "bad for teens' brains"

Aug 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,479 Views 79 Comments

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
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Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 381 Views 120 Comments

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.
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Column: The war on drugs isn't working. We need to medicalise heroin.

Feb 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 56 Views 71 Comments

Heroin addiction is behind much of the criminality in this country – and failing to do something about it will not make the problem go away, writes Senator John Crown.