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From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Treatment drugs showing promise in the hunt for an antiviral answer Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Treatment drugs showing promise in the hunt for an antiviral answer

Remdesivir is an antiviral drug in development that has been showing promising results.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after €1.5 million worth of cocaine seized at Rosslare Port Rosslare Port

Two arrested after €1.5 million worth of cocaine seized at Rosslare Port

The drugs were found hidden behind the back seat of the vehicle.

From The42 Top League in Japan suspends entire competition after player arrested Core Values

Top League in Japan suspends entire competition after player arrested

A player from the Hino Red Dolphins was arrested for alleged cocaine use.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth over €35,000 seized at Dublin Mail Centre Revenue

Cannabis worth over €35,000 seized at Dublin Mail Centre

The drugs were discovered in 13 separate parcels, all of which originated from the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Three women due in court charged over €455,000 drugs seizure Dublin 10

Three women due in court charged over €455,000 drugs seizure

Four people were arrested on Friday and Saturday as part of ongoing operations aimed at tackling organised crime.

From TheJournal.ie 'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction GHB

'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction

Olivia suffered from drug addiction for 30 years, but one drug in particular affected her like no other.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine and heroin worth €455k seized as four arrested by gardaí in Dublin Ballyfermot

Cocaine and heroin worth €455k seized as four arrested by gardaí in Dublin

The search of a car and follow-up search of a home led to the discovery of the quantity of illicit drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork Grenagh

Man arrested and €53,000 worth of suspected heroin seized in Cork

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis and ecstasy worth €50k sent to Dublin addresses seized by customs Dublin

Cannabis and ecstasy worth €50k sent to Dublin addresses seized by customs

The packages were declared as ‘fabric’, ‘gloves’, ‘bathrobe’ and a ‘denim hooded jacket’.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí make 11 arrests and seize €40,000 worth of drugs in raids in Navan Meath

Gardaí make 11 arrests and seize €40,000 worth of drugs in raids in Navan

Fifteen locations were searched in Navan.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rejects challenge against deportation of convicted drug dealer Courts

High Court rejects challenge against deportation of convicted drug dealer

Shaheed Adeola Ishola was jailed following the discovery of €1.4 million worth of cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters James Leonard

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Five men arrested after gardaí seize cannabis worth €289k in searches across three counties Drugs

Five men arrested after gardaí seize cannabis worth €289k in searches across three counties

The searches were carried out in Sligo, Roscommon and Mayo.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis and cocaine worth €130,000 seized in Finglas Man Arrested

Cannabis and cocaine worth €130,000 seized in Finglas

A man has been charged and is due to appear in court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Cars, designer bags and €22,500 in cash seized by CAB after searches in Cork and Tipperary Drug Dealing

Cars, designer bags and €22,500 in cash seized by CAB after searches in Cork and Tipperary

Gardaí said today’s search operation has dealt “a significant blow to the drug distribution network in Cork”.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020 Decriminalisation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills Leamington

Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills

A number of others were admitted to hospital after suffering adverse effects, Warwickshire Police said.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids Drugs

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.

From TheJournal.ie €1.6 million in drugs, €700,000 in cash and 'a number of gold bars' seized by gardaí Crime

€1.6 million in drugs, €700,000 in cash and 'a number of gold bars' seized by gardaí

Two of the searches were by gardaí targeting international crime.

From TheJournal.ie Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs West Dublin

Blanchardstown taskforce highlights increasing numbers of children dealing drugs

Children as young as 10 are being used by older dealers both for dealing and drug running.

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses Chemsex

'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses

The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs worth €59,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre Khat

Drugs worth €59,000 seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

The illegal drugs were concealed in parcels originating in Ethiopia

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it fair to ask politicians about their own personal drug use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it fair to ask politicians about their own personal drug use?

The issue of personal drug use was put to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in a debate last night.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested as cocaine processing lab discovered in Galway Seizure

Two arrested as cocaine processing lab discovered in Galway

Gardaí seized equipment, more than €175,000 in cash and a quantity of cocaine from a property in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Over €750,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí in raid in Ballyfermot Dublin

Over €750,000 worth of drugs seized by Gardaí in raid in Ballyfermot

A man was also arrested during the search operation in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of cannabis plants worth €400,000 seized in Donegal Drugs

Hundreds of cannabis plants worth €400,000 seized in Donegal

The seizure was made as part of ongoing investigations into the sale and supply of drugs in Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seizes €194,000 worth of drugs in parcels from the US and Spain Drug Smuggling

Revenue seizes €194,000 worth of drugs in parcels from the US and Spain

Revenue detector dog Sam also discovered 600g of drugs in a parcel from Spain which was destined for Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Council street crews called out hundreds of times to clean up discarded needles on Dublin streets Drugs Crisis

Council street crews called out hundreds of times to clean up discarded needles on Dublin streets

The city council recorded over 200 official calls from members of the public in relation to used drug paraphernalia in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin valued at €140,000 seized by gardaí after search of car in Loughrea Galway

Heroin valued at €140,000 seized by gardaí after search of car in Loughrea

One man was released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after gardaí seized €140k worth of heroin during stop and search operation Dublin 7

Man arrested after gardaí seized €140k worth of heroin during stop and search operation

The seizure was made in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize knives and €12,500 worth of cocaine in Dublin Pearse Street

Gardaí seize knives and €12,500 worth of cocaine in Dublin

Two people have been arrested in relation to the seizures.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for' Cannabis

'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for'

CBD helps people deal with the side effects of certain conditions, but it has also become a ‘buzz’ wellness product.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're replacing one addiction with another': Number of people accessing methadone up 600% in some counties Addiction Services

'We're replacing one addiction with another': Number of people accessing methadone up 600% in some counties

For the last 20 years, methadone has been the mainstay of harm reduction services in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after cannabis worth €70,000 seized in Kildare Kilmeague

Man charged after cannabis worth €70,000 seized in Kildare

Gardaí found the drugs during a search of a plot of land in Kilmeague yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Tents, gated lanes and abandoned sites: How street-based injecting shapes everyday life in our cities STREET INJECTING

Tents, gated lanes and abandoned sites: How street-based injecting shapes everyday life in our cities

Injecting has an impact on our everyday environment that perhaps we don’t realise, writes Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project.

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested after suspected cocaine worth €160k seized in Co Kildare Drugs

Man (40s) arrested after suspected cocaine worth €160k seized in Co Kildare

Gardaí also seized around €20,000 of suspected cannabis, tablets and mixing agents.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest 17 people and seize thousands of euro worth of drugs in Cork Operation Thor

Gardaí arrest 17 people and seize thousands of euro worth of drugs in Cork

The arrests were made in relation to recent incidents of burglary, theft and possession of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged over seizure of cocaine and cannabis worth €900k in Louth Drug Seizure

Three charged over seizure of cocaine and cannabis worth €900k in Louth

The three people were arrested on Sunday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem Drug Addiction

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

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