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Last month
September 2023
Decriminalisation on the ground: Inside a drug consumption room in Lisbon
As the debate over decriminalisation heats up in Ireland, The Journal travelled to Lisbon to report on a different approach to drugs
This year
FactFind: What is the relationship between social inequality, drug use and drug-related harms?
A report by
Shane Raymond
A survey shows consequences of drugs differ across socio-economic levels, even as the prevalence of use doesn’t.
Man jailed for five years after suitcase containing €1 million of drugs found in his home
Heroin with an estimated value of around €560,000 and cocaine valued at approximately €490,000 was found during a search of the address.
Two men due in court after €70k worth of heroin and crack cocaine seized in Cork
The drugs were seized during a search of a vehicle on Friday evening.
Last year
Two people arrested after gardaí seize over €1 million worth of heroin and cocaine
Gardaí made the seizure following a search of a residential property in Dublin yesterday evening.
Syringe analysis shows increase in methamphetamine use and cocaine-heroin mixture
Heroin was present in nearly all samples, with cocaine in close to 90%.
Woman jailed for 18 months for stealing from elderly lady she cared for during lockdown
O’Connor was stealing from the elderly woman, who had dementia, for the first four months of the pandemic.
Cocaine and heroin valued at €1.3 million seized at Rosslare Europort
Over 5kgs of heroin and almost 8kgs of cocaine were discovered during the seizure.
Man charged in relation to €1.4 million drug seizures in Clare and Limerick
Gardaí have carried out a spate of searches in Clare an Limerick in the past 24 hours.
Man (40s) charged after €1.34 million heroin seizure in Limerick
The charge was made after heroin and cash were found amid searches in Corbally and Clonlara.
Suspected heroin worth €700,000 seized and man (60s) arrested in Clare
The man can be held b gardaí for up to seven days.
Two men arrested after gardaí seize heroin worth €70,000 and firearms in Tallaght
Gardaí searched three residential properties in Tallaght this morning.
All time
Man charged after gun and €2,000 worth of heroin seized in Dublin
The suspected drugs and gun will now be sent for analysis.
'Crack cocaine and heroin sales are astronomical': Oliver Bond residents 'living in fear'
Drug-dealing has been an issue at the Dublin flat complex for many years, but residents say the situation is getting worse.
Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
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
They are due in court tomorrow.
Two men appear in court charged after Cork heroin seizure worth €425,000
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
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
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
Garda dog Rex located the suspected heroin during a search.
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.
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.
'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.
Just one person was handed the minimum 10-year sentence for possessing €13k of drugs last year
That’s out of a total of 142 convicted.
€195,000 worth of suspected heroin seized after gardaí search derelict property in Limerick
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
Gardaí arrested the man last night.
Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport
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
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
Seven kilos of heroin were seized in raids in Dublin and Meath.
Man in his 50s charged over €1 million heroin seizure
He’s due to appear in court tomorrow morning.
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.
UK police seize €43 million worth of heroin in record haul
The 398kg of heroin was bound for Antwerp in Belgium.
Two men arrested after estimated €117,600 worth of heroin and cannabis seized
They are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.