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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.

From TheJournal.ie Three arrests after €900k worth of drugs seized in Louth Ardee

Three arrests after €900k worth of drugs seized in Louth

Gardaí stopped two vehicles near Ardee in the early hours this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment Breakthrough

'A most wonderful Christmas present': HSE to reimburse cost of new cystic fibrosis treatment

About 1,200 children and adults have Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show Drug Deaths

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest and charge eight rickshaw drivers with drug offences in Dublin city crackdown Rickshaws

Gardaí arrest and charge eight rickshaw drivers with drug offences in Dublin city crackdown

Around €3,000 worth of drugs were seized.

From TheJournal.ie Man to appear in court charged over seizure of drugs, gold bars and high value wines Inchicore

Man to appear in court charged over seizure of drugs, gold bars and high value wines

He is due to appear this morning at 10.30am.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €135,000 worth of drugs in Dublin searches Crumlin

Gardaí seize €135,000 worth of drugs in Dublin searches

Gardaí said a “substantial quantity” of benzodiazepines, cocaine and heroin was found.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after €45k worth of drugs, gold bars and alcohol found in Dublin Drugs

Man arrested after €45k worth of drugs, gold bars and alcohol found in Dublin

The seizure took place after a residence was searched in Inchicore yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Just one person was handed the minimum 10-year sentence for possessing €13k of drugs last year 1 Out Of 142
From TheJournal.ie Man, 45, arrested after €112k worth of cocaine and cannabis seized in Dublin Drugs Seizure

Man, 45, arrested after €112k worth of cocaine and cannabis seized in Dublin

The seizure took place yesterday after a search was conducted at a house in Finglas, Dublin 11.

From TheJournal.ie Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months Dublin's Fair City

Murder, drugs crimes, and other offences on the rise in Dublin region in the last 12 months

Begging offences on the streets of Dublin has decreased but some representatives said this does not reflect the reality.

From TheJournal.ie €100,000 of suspected cannabis seized by gardaí in Roscommon Drugs

€100,000 of suspected cannabis seized by gardaí in Roscommon

The drugs were found in Ballyleague.