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#Drugs

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid Longford

'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid

Gardaí believe that one of the arrested men is responsible for trafficking drugs into Longford.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs Medical Council

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

From TheJournal.ie Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases Opioid Crisis

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases

The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin Courts

Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin

Heroin and cannabis worth around €22,000 was seized during a search last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears Chemsex

'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears Exclusive

Chemsex is becoming more common in Ireland, leading to concerns about health risks and an increase in sexual assaults.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop motorist driving erratically on motorway, find €50k worth of cocaine cutting agent Louth

Gardaí stop motorist driving erratically on motorway, find €50k worth of cocaine cutting agent

The driver was arrested and is due to appear before a special court sitting this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after €105,000 worth of heroin seized at Cork train station Kent Station

Man charged after €105,000 worth of heroin seized at Cork train station

Gary Cambridge was released on bail, with a number of conditions imposed.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over €1m heroin seizure following joint operation between gardaí and UK police Raids

Man charged over €1m heroin seizure following joint operation between gardaí and UK police

Seven kilos of heroin were seized in raids in Dublin and Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities Crackdown

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities

Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested after €42k worth of cocaine seized in north Co Dublin Rush

Man (20s) arrested after €42k worth of cocaine seized in north Co Dublin

€2,000 of cannabis, other drug paraphernalia and a sum of cash were also seized.

From TheJournal.ie 'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning Electric Picnic

'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning

Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin Dublin 22

Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin

Gardaí carried out a search on a house yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken' Jack Downey

'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken'

Jack Downey died after taking a substance at Indiependence earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin Drugs

Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit South Central executed a warrant at a house in Dublin 15 last night.

From TheJournal.ie HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence Working Group

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine and cannabis worth €110,000 seized after gardaí stop car in Tipperary Arrest

Cocaine and cannabis worth €110,000 seized after gardaí stop car in Tipperary

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival Jack Downey

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.

From TheJournal.ie €10k worth of herbal cannabis found hidden in tin of slimming product Mail Centre

€10k worth of herbal cannabis found hidden in tin of slimming product

Revenue detector dog Bailey helped to sniff out the drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach Bethells Beach

Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach

Police have urged the public to hand in any more packages that turn up.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group' Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gucci Gang raids: Garda chopper and armed units sent to north Dublin areas in gangland crackdown Gucci Gang

Gucci Gang raids: Garda chopper and armed units sent to north Dublin areas in gangland crackdown

Gardaí believe the gang has the potential to be a serious player in the Irish drug scene.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use?

Opposition parties have argued the approach does not go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie 'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival Cork

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival

19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork Indiependence

Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork

He had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí discover cannabis worth €400,000 in van abandoned on motorway Meath

Gardaí discover cannabis worth €400,000 in van abandoned on motorway

A van with the plants was discovered abandoned on the M3 motorway in Meath this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Three arrested and drugs seized during CAB raid on homes in Limerick city Limerick

Three arrested and drugs seized during CAB raid on homes in Limerick city

During the search, gardaí said they seized heroin, cocaine, cannabis as well as a quantity of tablets.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users Opinion

Opinion: What Josepha Madigan got wrong about treatment for drug users

We cannot pretend drug addiction issues don’t exist, writes Jade Wilson.

From TheJournal.ie 'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short Abysmal

'Destined to fail': Opposition parties say government's new drug possession plan falls short

The government today unveiled its new drug plan.

From TheJournal.ie First-time offenders to be referred to HSE when found in possession of drugs for personal use New Policy

First-time offenders to be referred to HSE when found in possession of drugs for personal use

Today’s shift in drug policy is already being criticised as not going far enough.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting Gangland Crime

Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting

In the first six months of this year, there were 133 arrests in relation to organised crime.

From TheJournal.ie Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government Addiction

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney Australia This post contains videos

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney

A police car sustained significant damage in the incident, but no one was injured.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested after estimated €117,600 worth of heroin and cannabis seized Clondalkin

Two men arrested after estimated €117,600 worth of heroin and cannabis seized

They are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie Man (23) arrested after estimated €20k worth of herbal cannabis seized in west Dublin Lucan

Man (23) arrested after estimated €20k worth of herbal cannabis seized in west Dublin

He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.

From TheJournal.ie Man (36) charged over seizure of two semi-automatic weapons from vehicle in Dublin Tallaght

Man (36) charged over seizure of two semi-automatic weapons from vehicle in Dublin

Two seizures were made by gardaí yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged after drugs worth €1m and firearms are seized during raid Tallaght

Woman charged after drugs worth €1m and firearms are seized during raid

Gardaí searched a house in Tallaght on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine Courts

Garda with 15 years' experience pleads guilty to possession of €100 worth of cocaine

The garda was found with approximately 1.6 grammes of the drug in 2018.

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