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#Heroin

From TheJournal.ie UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul Drug Trafficking

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man guilty of drug possession after gardaí discover €1.35 million worth of heroin under bed Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after heroin and cocaine worth an estimated €250k seized in Dublin Seized

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish adults among Europe's biggest users of cocaine and MDMA as experts warn of 'Uberisation' of drugs trade EU Drug Report

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 20s arrested after heroin and cannabis worth €63,000 seized in Dublin Tallaght

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news Safer From Harm This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested following seizure of €90k worth of heroin after gardaí stop car on M9 Heroin
From TheJournal.ie 'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' Merchants Quay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city Streets Of Limerick

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One arrested after shotgun rounds and €489,000 worth of drugs seized during raid on Dublin home Drug Seizure

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Encrypted devices seized as gardaí carry out seven raids in Dublin city Organised Crime

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers Opioids

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested after heroin worth €700k found in Dublin flat Inchicore

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

The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.

From TheJournal.ie Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose Los Angeles

Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí believe a Dublin tanning bed salon is being used to wash heroin money On The Beds

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

Gardaí, Revenue and CAB are aware of the premises.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home Courts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over €1 million worth of heroin labelled as household goods seized at Dublin Airport Seized
From TheJournal.ie Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to Drug Report

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use Drug Treatment

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager arrested after €2,000 worth of heroin found on him Clondalkin

Teenager arrested after €2,000 worth of heroin found on him

A further €43,000 was found in another search.

From TheJournal.ie Vet who injected liquid heroin into puppies to smuggle drugs into US extradited New York

Vet who injected liquid heroin into puppies to smuggle drugs into US extradited

His arrest comes after a 12-year investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port Drugs

Man arrested after cocaine, heroin and ketamine worth €2.5m seized at Dublin Port

A 55-year-old non-national male has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.

From TheJournal.ie 'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing Injecting Centres

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

From TheJournal.ie Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin Drugs Gang

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin

The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary Armed Gardaí

Heroin and cannabis worth €310,000 seized in Tipperary

A man and a woman were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin Whitefriar Gardens

Heroin and cocaine worth €300,000 seized in Dublin

A 56-year-old man has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail Crumlin/drimnagh Feud

Brian Rattigan: The jailed Crumlin-Drimnagh feud leader still suspected of directing drug trade from jail

Rattigan successfully appealed against a 2001 murder conviction yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home Finglas

Woman avoids jail for allowing preparation of heroin at her home

The judge noted Rachel Harford had never been suspected of being the “main actor” in this activity.

From TheJournal.ie No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres Don't Ask Don't Tell

No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres

The location of the centre in Dublin will not be known until the end of next month.

From TheJournal.ie Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

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