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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.

From TheJournal.ie Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin Dublin

Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin

Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.

From TheJournal.ie Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland Delivery Systems

Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland

The drug G, sometimes referred to as liquid ecstasy, is becoming increasingly popular.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin Ballymun

Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin

The seizure was made as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years Dublin

Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years

Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after cannabis worth €600,000 seized in Louth Dundalk District Court

Man charged after cannabis worth €600,000 seized in Louth

He is due to appear in court this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €600,000 seized in crackdown on crime on Louth Arrest

Cannabis worth €600,000 seized in crackdown on crime on Louth

A 46-year-old man was arrested following a planned search.

From TheJournal.ie MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study MDMA

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study

The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí Dublin

Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí

Karl Zambra said his local community is a victim of the drugs trade.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport Drugs Seizure

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport

The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.

From TheJournal.ie Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years Courts

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

From TheJournal.ie New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat Cocaine

New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat

He is accused of leading the Sinaloa cartel, turning it into the world’s largest criminal group.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin Three Arrests

Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin

Cannabis, methamphetamine, amphetamine and cocaine were seized.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí in Cork arrest two men and seize €180k of drugs in planned raid Seized

Gardaí in Cork arrest two men and seize €180k of drugs in planned raid

The men can be held for up to seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches Crackdown

Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches

Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized.

From TheJournal.ie What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans? Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

From TheJournal.ie Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' goes on trial in New York today El Chapo

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' goes on trial in New York today

The mammoth trial in Brooklyn is expected to last more than four months.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare Revenue

Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare

Detector dog Defor helped gardaí and Revenue officers intercept the drugs.

From TheJournal.ie 'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years West Dublin

'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years

Despite large scale successes, low level dealers are acting “with impunity”.

From TheJournal.ie Luxury car, designer watches and €2k seized following searches related to Dublin gang CAB
From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo Ballymote

Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down Labour Court

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money Model Behaviour

Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money

The woman is regularly seen in the company of Irish and international celebrities.

From TheJournal.ie Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws' Practical Solutions

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork Seized

Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork

The drugs were found during the search of a car at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested following seizure of €90k worth of heroin after gardaí stop car on M9 Heroin
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