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Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street
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Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street

Apr 6th 2016, 6:03 AM 36,945 Views 66 Comments

Local businesses have reported open drug use, violence and sometimes sexual activity in the lane.

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.

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 55,078 Views 100 Comments

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

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

Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools
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Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools

Dec 8th 2015, 2:48 PM 12,545 Views 11 Comments

She was given an 18-month suspended sentence.

Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
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Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital

Jun 18th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,826 Views 29 Comments

There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway
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How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

Jun 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 8,568 Views 6 Comments

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'
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Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'

Jun 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 48,283 Views 28 Comments

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

HIV is on the rise in Dublin
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HIV is on the rise in Dublin

May 29th 2015, 8:44 PM 16,336 Views 23 Comments

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
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# Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

May 5th 2015, 12:58 PM 33,086 Views 80 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
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"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

Feb 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,291 Views 10 Comments

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'
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Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,697 Views 0 Comments

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use
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Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Nov 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 1,005 Views 25 Comments

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life
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Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life

Sep 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,971 Views 55 Comments

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems
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Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,231 Views 113 Comments

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea
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Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

Jul 29th 2014, 8:31 AM 10,989 Views 56 Comments

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
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Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 48,734 Views 75 Comments

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

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 379 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.

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis
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Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

May 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,095 Views 39 Comments

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
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Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

May 27th 2014, 12:38 PM 10,535 Views 66 Comments

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research
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Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research

Apr 8th 2014, 1:04 PM 9,397 Views 54 Comments

A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession
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# Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:37 AM 26,520 Views 116 Comments

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme
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Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

Dec 17th 2013, 11:33 AM 15,896 Views 62 Comments

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
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Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 148 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
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Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,092 Views 40 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit
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Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,674 Views 6 Comments

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use
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Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:42 AM 4,545 Views 3 Comments

The Green Bay Packers QB may pay dearly for his fervent belief in Ryan Braun’s innocence.

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use
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Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use

Jun 1st 2013, 10:42 AM 6,171 Views 6 Comments

So the song is right – breaking up is hard to do.

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown
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1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown

May 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 14,987 Views 25 Comments

Studies at the time suggested prenatal drug use caused irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for the babies.

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
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Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

Feb 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,578 Views 83 Comments

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers
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Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers

Nov 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 18,278 Views 65 Comments

How many Irish people have tried cocaine? How about cannabis? And how accessible is detox to those who need it?

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork
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Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork

Oct 5th 2012, 5:45 PM 9,135 Views 79 Comments

Seven other people have been hospitalised as a result of what the HSE believes is a strong batch of heroin in circulation in the Cork area.

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'
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Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'

Aug 9th 2012, 4:13 PM 13,164 Views 82 Comments

Vanity Nightclub says it won’t give out free water to customers as it prides itself on being a “drug free zone”.

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing
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Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

Jun 20th 2012, 10:48 AM 3,058 Views 11 Comments

Number of adults using drug falls from 1.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent in four years.

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows
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Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows

Jun 19th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,930 Views 22 Comments

Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens
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Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens

Jun 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 2,508 Views 7 Comments

Plus, a significant drop in illicit drug use has brought Irish teens in line with their European counterparts.

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour
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Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour

May 1st 2012, 6:31 AM 3,682 Views 3 Comments

Brain wiring could be a cause for early drug use by teenagers.

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report
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Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report

Apr 19th 2012, 8:17 PM 6,221 Views 61 Comments

A new report by the EU drugs agency has found supervised heroin therapy has helped ‘untreatable’ chronic heroin users.

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose
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Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

Apr 5th 2012, 11:55 AM 8,802 Views 23 Comments

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion
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Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Feb 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 45 Views 27 Comments

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.