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Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year
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# Thin White Line

Mandatory drug testing for gardaí to begin this year

Jan 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 83,627 Views 106 Comments

The system is expected to come into effect in the third quarter of the year.

Poll: Should drug testing facilities be available at music festivals?
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Poll: Should drug testing facilities be available at music festivals?

Dec 29th 2020, 10:50 AM 31,020 Views 51 Comments

Drug testing could be up and running for music festivals next summer (if they are able to take place).

Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021
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Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021

Dec 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,957 Views 55 Comments

Junior Minister Frank Feighan says a working group has looked at the issues of drug testing and amnesty bins.

Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees
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Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 13,512 Views 19 Comments

The company will be responsible for carrying out random tests on company workers.

Mageean: Drug-testers came to my boyfriend's house the day his granny was buried but I'm happy to be tested
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# Clean Sport

Mageean: Drug-testers came to my boyfriend's house the day his granny was buried but I'm happy to be tested

Oct 24th 2019, 8:07 PM 29,619 Views 9 Comments

Ciara Mageean says although anti-doping procedures can be disruptive, she’s happy to co-operate to keep the sport clean.

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests
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Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests

Oct 7th 2019, 11:54 AM 20,820 Views 56 Comments

Cocaine was the second main illicit drug detected in tests.

Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?
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Poll: Should drug-testing be available at festivals?

Aug 13th 2019, 8:48 AM 27,446 Views 158 Comments

The HSE has entered into talks with organisations that could provide drug-testing at festivals.

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals
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# Drugs

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

Aug 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,538 Views 18 Comments

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'
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# Drugs

Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'

Aug 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,144 Views 30 Comments

The working group was first floated in 2017 and was originally expected to be up and running earlier this year.

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 6:29 PM 15,298 Views 35 Comments

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

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs
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# Drug Use

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

Oct 25th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,314 Views 33 Comments

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

There will be blood... testing: PGA Tour to change anti-doping rules
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There will be blood... testing: PGA Tour to change anti-doping rules

Jun 20th 2017, 3:54 PM 2,481 Views 0 Comments

To date, the PGA Tour has not implemented blood testing which can pick up HGH, unlike urine testing.

GAA players are a special case - so they should be drug tested even more
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# Opinion

GAA players are a special case - so they should be drug tested even more

Jun 2nd 2017, 10:02 AM 14,682 Views 10 Comments

Tommy Martin believes drug testing of GAA players should be increased.

59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years
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59 members of the Defence Forces tested positive for illegal drugs in the past five years

Apr 22nd 2017, 6:05 AM 12,282 Views 32 Comments

23 of the drug takers had to buy their way out of their military contracts.

Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests - was already banned for 10 years
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# Cocaine

Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests - was already banned for 10 years

Apr 16th 2017, 1:43 PM 73,337 Views 78 Comments

Gardaí administered the test on the N4 in west Dublin last night.

'I can have one joint, right?' Everything you need to know about roadside drug testing
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# This Starts Tonight

'I can have one joint, right?' Everything you need to know about roadside drug testing

Apr 12th 2017, 3:31 PM 137,162 Views 160 Comments

New devices were unveiled to reporters today. Here’s what you need to know.

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy
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# Radical Approach

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy

Jan 26th 2016, 1:52 PM 16,727 Views 81 Comments

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

Footballer charged with anti-doping violation involving recreational drug use
# Anti-doping
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# Anti-doping

Footballer charged with anti-doping violation involving recreational drug use

Oct 21st 2015, 4:05 PM 18,259 Views 0 Comments

The player will contest the charge.

Uefa are clamping down on drugs in football with a new testing system
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Uefa are clamping down on drugs in football with a new testing system

Sep 11th 2015, 7:55 PM 2,289 Views 1 Comment

The governing body will be stepping up their efforts to keep the tournament clean.

The FA have decided not to punish Jake Livermore despite positive cocaine test
# No Suspension
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# No Suspension

The FA have decided not to punish Jake Livermore despite positive cocaine test

Sep 9th 2015, 8:47 PM 6,794 Views 9 Comments

Jake Livermore’s newborn baby passed away shortly before his positive test

Bizarre incident involving Jose Aldo highlighted in UFC 189 drug test results
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# Selfie

Bizarre incident involving Jose Aldo highlighted in UFC 189 drug test results

Aug 11th 2015, 11:05 AM 12,268 Views 10 Comments

A total of seven fighters were tested in connection with UFC 189.

Gardaí will be able to test your saliva on the roadside by the end of this year
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# Under The Influence

Gardaí will be able to test your saliva on the roadside by the end of this year

Jan 2nd 2015, 1:48 PM 18,783 Views 47 Comments

As part of the tender process, testing is currently underway so suitable devices can be chosen.

Here's how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests
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# Not Many

Here's how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests

Oct 23rd 2014, 4:18 PM 21,047 Views 33 Comments

Compulsory random testing was introduced in 2003.

James Cluskey on Irish tennis' steady improvement and why drug testing in the sport is inept
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James Cluskey on Irish tennis' steady improvement and why drug testing in the sport is inept

Jul 13th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,612 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner also tells TheScore.ie about just missing out on Wimbledon.

Sprint cases show drug testing works - IAAF
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# Reaction

Sprint cases show drug testing works - IAAF

Jul 15th 2013, 10:21 AM 1,114 Views 0 Comments

The statement comes after top sprinters Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell returned positive tests.

Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy
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# Controversy

Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy

Sep 2nd 2012, 10:50 PM 8,088 Views 2 Comments

There has been a 25 percent increase on the number of tests conducted in Beijing four years ago.

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year
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Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year

Nov 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 3,271 Views 25 Comments

Drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs will have to perform co-ordination tests – such as walking in a straight line or balancing on one leg – under plans announced by Minister Leo Varadkar.

Over 99% of Irish Defence Forces pass drug tests
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# Defence Forces

Over 99% of Irish Defence Forces pass drug tests

Sep 15th 2011, 4:08 PM 2,464 Views 26 Comments

The Defence Forces leads the way in Ireland with regard to workplace drug testing.