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From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €600,000 of cocaine from car in Dublin Seizure

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €600,000 of cocaine from car in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 6.40pm on Saturday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged over seizure of €196,000 and drugs in Limerick Cannabis

Woman charged over seizure of €196,000 and drugs in Limerick

A man was released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study Score

High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study

A European study also found that the use of MDMA had sharply increased, in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €150k in cash seized after gardaí stop speeding van on N2 Speed Checks

Man arrested and €150k in cash seized after gardaí stop speeding van on N2

The discovery was made after gardaí stopped a speeding van yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year Drink Driving

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs Michael Brady

Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs

Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

From TheJournal.ie Three people charged after gardaí discover €200k worth of cannabis in Sligo house Drugs

Three people charged after gardaí discover €200k worth of cannabis in Sligo house

The drugs were found during the search of a house at Cloonloo at around noon on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50s) due before special court sitting today after significant drugs seizure in Navan Meath

Man (50s) due before special court sitting today after significant drugs seizure in Navan

A woman who was arrested in relation to the seizure has been released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Man (50s) and woman (30s) arrested after drugs worth €865,000 seized Meath

Man (50s) and woman (30s) arrested after drugs worth €865,000 seized

Cocaine, MDMA, cannabis in herbal form and diamorphine were among the substances seized.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €360,000 worth of cannabis herb seized after van searched in Dublin Dublin

Man arrested and €360,000 worth of cannabis herb seized after van searched in Dublin

He is currently detained in Ballymun Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie 736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016 Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

From TheJournal.ie Three people due in court over seizure of cannabis plants worth €640,000 Court

Three people due in court over seizure of cannabis plants worth €640,000

Nine people were arrested over the weekend in connection with the seizure.

From TheJournal.ie 9 people arrested and cannabis plants worth €640,000 seized in organised crime crackdown Gardaí

9 people arrested and cannabis plants worth €640,000 seized in organised crime crackdown

Over 800 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were discovered in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Three people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320,000 seized in Limerick Drugs

Three people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320,000 seized in Limerick

A man (18) and a woman (47) were earlier arrested in connection with the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Man who supplied girlfriend with drugs at English music festival found guilty of her manslaughter Bestival

Man who supplied girlfriend with drugs at English music festival found guilty of her manslaughter

The court heard how Ceo Broughton failed to take urgent action at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts Poll

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) charged after cocaine and cannabis worth over €716,000 seized Cork

Man (40s) charged after cocaine and cannabis worth over €716,000 seized

Three locations on the northside of Cork and north county Cork were searched by gardaí yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized Drugs

Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized

A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years Drug Debt

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí targeting west Dublin criminals seize bagful of cannabis after stopping car in Longford Edgeworthstown

Gardaí targeting west Dublin criminals seize bagful of cannabis after stopping car in Longford

The seizure is estimated to be worth €200,000.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with discovery of cannabis factory in Co Limerick Bruff

Man arrested in connection with discovery of cannabis factory in Co Limerick

Two local gardaí discovered the cannabis making plant when responding to a fire in the building.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims Sinaloa Cartel

Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims

The trial in New York has heard nearly three months of testimony.

From TheJournal.ie El Chapo's lawyer says trial witnesses can't be trusted and 'would sell a child for cocaine' Drug Cartel

El Chapo's lawyer says trial witnesses can't be trusted and 'would sell a child for cocaine'

The Mexican drug kingpin faces life in prison if convicted on trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.

From TheJournal.ie Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt Intimidation

Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt

Parents of addicts have remortgaged their homes in some cases to pay off drug debts.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested after 370 wraps of suspected heroin worth approx €10k seized Co Kerry

Two men arrested after 370 wraps of suspected heroin worth approx €10k seized

The drugs were seized in Tralee, Co Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (30s) arrested after cannabis worth almost €1m seized in Drogheda Co Louth

Woman (30s) arrested after cannabis worth almost €1m seized in Drogheda

A search was carried out in the Drogheda area at 9am today.

From TheJournal.ie Men jailed for importing almost £50 million worth of drugs into the UK TOMATO TINS

Men jailed for importing almost £50 million worth of drugs into the UK

The pair were involved in the importation of cannabis and a drug used to treat insomnia.

From TheJournal.ie A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough' Column

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy on the cycle of drugs, violence and intimidation being experienced by vulnerable Irish families.

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 is seized in Mayo Swinford

Three men arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 is seized in Mayo

Two houses were searched by gardaí yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems' Left Behind

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?

To help answer, this is the second week that Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs Opinion

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin Tallaght

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the house yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Chemsex

'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Exclusive

The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world' Global Drugs Survey

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'

The Global Drugs Survey 2019 is seeking participants in Ireland to share their experiences.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after gardaí seize cannabis and cocaine worth estimated €97,000 in Munster Drugs

Two arrested after gardaí seize cannabis and cocaine worth estimated €97,000 in Munster

The seizures were made as part of a joint operation by gardaí in the south west of the country.

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 Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says Merchants Quay

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says

A total of 99 objections were lodged against Merchant Quay Ireland’s plans for the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Houses evacuated after suspected pipe bomb is found by gardaí carrying out drugs search Drogheda
From TheJournal.ie 'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds Methadone

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

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