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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,905 Views 17 Comments

The state also legalised access to magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

Two men arrested over €3 million heroin seizure charged and to appear in court
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Two men arrested over €3 million heroin seizure charged and to appear in court

Aug 7th 2020, 7:50 PM 31,924 Views 0 Comments

They are due in court tomorrow.

Two men appear in court charged after Cork heroin seizure worth €425,000
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Two men appear in court charged after Cork heroin seizure worth €425,000

Jul 12th 2020, 11:56 AM 13,356 Views 0 Comments

The two men were arrested by gardaí on Thursday.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
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'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,509 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

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

Mar 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 128,213 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2020, 9:06 AM 14,364 Views 6 Comments

Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.

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

Feb 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 83,427 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 8:27 PM 35,265 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 12:06 PM 15,562 Views 37 Comments

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

Just one person was handed the minimum 10-year sentence for possessing €13k of drugs last year
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Just one person was handed the minimum 10-year sentence for possessing €13k of drugs last year

Dec 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,315 Views 58 Comments

That’s out of a total of 142 convicted.

€195,000 worth of suspected heroin seized after gardaí search derelict property in Limerick
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€195,000 worth of suspected heroin seized after gardaí search derelict property in Limerick

Nov 18th 2019, 12:43 PM 16,835 Views 14 Comments

No arrests were made as part of the search operation.

Man to appear in court after €352k worth of heroin and cocaine seized in Cork
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Man to appear in court after €352k worth of heroin and cocaine seized in Cork

Nov 6th 2019, 9:54 PM 13,417 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí arrested the man last night.

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport
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Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

Oct 16th 2019, 9:13 PM 30,166 Views 16 Comments

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

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

Sep 5th 2019, 9:01 PM 18,075 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2019, 12:06 PM 14,032 Views 0 Comments

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

Man in his 50s charged over €1 million heroin seizure
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Man in his 50s charged over €1 million heroin seizure

Sep 2nd 2019, 8:02 PM 21,238 Views 0 Comments

He’s due to appear in court tomorrow morning.

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

Sep 1st 2019, 6:10 PM 19,344 Views 18 Comments

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

UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul
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UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul

Aug 6th 2019, 9:26 PM 30,071 Views 23 Comments

The 398kg of heroin was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:52 PM 13,522 Views 9 Comments

They are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth estimated €700k seized in Dublin
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Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth estimated €700k seized in Dublin

Jul 15th 2019, 11:07 AM 12,737 Views 6 Comments

He is expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court later this morning.

Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed
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Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed

Jun 20th 2019, 7:39 AM 20,061 Views 0 Comments

The man was found guilty at the Special Criminal Court yesterday.

Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin
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Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 10:42 PM 24,909 Views 20 Comments

The man is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade
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Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade

Jun 6th 2019, 9:58 PM 29,295 Views 60 Comments

The findings were outlined in the EU’s drugs agency’s annual report today.

Man in his 20s arrested after heroin and cannabis worth €63,000 seized in Dublin
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Man in his 20s arrested after heroin and cannabis worth €63,000 seized in Dublin

May 16th 2019, 8:43 PM 12,029 Views 3 Comments

The drugs were seized at a house in Tallaght this afternoon.

Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it
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Lynn Ruane: The overdose drug Naloxone can save lives so let's remove the barriers to accessing it

Apr 14th 2019, 8:30 PM 22,823 Views 44 Comments

There are more deaths in Ireland as a result of overdose than road traffic accidents and many of these deaths are preventable, writes senator Lynn Ruane.

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news
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'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Apr 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 142,738 Views 57 Comments

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

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

Dec 23rd 2018, 5:13 PM 17,543 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2018, 9:38 AM 15,043 Views 57 Comments

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

New groups of 'young, vulnerable migrants' now being used to trade drugs in Dublin city centre
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New groups of 'young, vulnerable migrants' now being used to trade drugs in Dublin city centre

Dec 3rd 2018, 12:05 AM 34,231 Views 89 Comments

A new batch of suspected criminals are dealing on the streets of Dublin.

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

Oct 6th 2018, 10:41 AM 16,135 Views 13 Comments

Investigations are ongoing.

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
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'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,654 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'
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'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'

Sep 25th 2018, 7:00 PM 21,082 Views 22 Comments

Grace Dyas and Rachael Keogh – author of Dying To Survive – want their new play about heroin to spark change in Ireland.

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
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'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Sep 22nd 2018, 10:00 PM 17,982 Views 13 Comments

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home
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One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home

Sep 21st 2018, 5:30 PM 24,840 Views 17 Comments

The seizure was made following the search of a property in west Dublin.

Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city
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Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city

Updated Sep 19th 2018, 5:06 PM 25,464 Views 23 Comments

A man was arrested and released without charge in relation to the seizure.

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers
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The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

Sep 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 23,266 Views 30 Comments

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat
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Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat

Aug 31st 2018, 8:09 PM 16,803 Views 10 Comments

The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.

Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose
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Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

Jul 24th 2018, 10:36 PM 63,746 Views 51 Comments

The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.

Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money
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Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money

Jul 9th 2018, 12:05 AM 74,003 Views 52 Comments

Gardaí, Revenue and CAB are aware of the premises.

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home
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Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

Jul 5th 2018, 7:10 PM 12,651 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

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