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#Drugs

# drugs - Friday 26 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A delivery of wicker boxes and a chair bound for Dublin and Galway was hiding weed worth €150k Cannabis Herb
From TheJournal.ie Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure Courts

Man and woman appear in court in connection with Clondalkin drugs seizure

The pair were arrested in the wake of a seizure by gardaí of €470,000 worth of drugs and cash yesterday.

# drugs - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman arrested as gardaí seize €360k worth of cannabis in Balbriggan Drugs Bust

Man and woman arrested as gardaí seize €360k worth of cannabis in Balbriggan

A search was conducted by gardaí tackling organised crime.

# drugs - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy released on bail as police investigate girl's death in Armagh Drugs

Teenage boy released on bail as police investigate girl's death in Armagh

The girl died in hospital on Saturday evening.

# drugs - Sunday 21 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Utterly tragic' - Possible drugs link after 15-year-old girl dies in Armagh woods Tragic Death

'Utterly tragic' - Possible drugs link after 15-year-old girl dies in Armagh woods

The girl was rushed to hospital yesterday evening.

# drugs - Friday 19 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years Dublin

Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years

Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.

# drugs - Thursday 18 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in two operations Drugs

Gardaí seize almost €800,000 worth of cannabis in two operations

The operations took place in the west of the city.

# drugs - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year Warning

Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year

Scientists have said some of the new synthetic drugs are 100 times more toxic than regular substances

# drugs - Saturday 13 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €240,000 worth of cannabis in Dublin after stopping car Ballyfermot

Gardaí seize €240,000 worth of cannabis in Dublin after stopping car

The driver of the car – a 29-year-old man – was arrested at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin Chaotic Life

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

# drugs - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí uncover large cannabis grow house and seize €1.5m-worth of plants Ballymount
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €70,000 worth of cocaine in Wexford Gardaí

Gardaí seize €70,000 worth of cocaine in Wexford

Gardaí seized the drugs after they stopped a car at O’Rahilly Place in Wexford town.

# drugs - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead Drug Abuse

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# drugs - Monday 8 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use Illicit Drugs

Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

The idea of decriminalising drugs – once considered taboo – has been gaining support in recent years.

# drugs - Friday 5 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who used ice cream van as cover for cocaine business gets two-year sentence Limerick

Man who used ice cream van as cover for cocaine business gets two-year sentence

Paul Collopy had the final two years of a four-year sentence suspended.

From TheJournal.ie Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs Benzos

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# drugs - Monday 1 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex Overdoses

A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex

Heroin and cocaine were being cut in the same location.

# drugs - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday Drive Safely

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?' Column

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# drugs - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested as gardaí seize cannabis worth €740k Dublin

Two men arrested as gardaí seize cannabis worth €740k

A car and van were stopped and searched on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay earlier today.

# drugs - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says Injection Centres

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# drugs - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever smoked cannabis? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever smoked cannabis?

There were protests across the globe yesterday as people seek to have the drug legalised.

# drugs - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France Valproate

Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France

The types of birth defects attributed to the drug included spina bifida as well as defects of the heart and genital organs.

# drugs - Monday 17 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Doctor prescribed Prince medication under his friend's name For Privacy

Doctor prescribed Prince medication under his friend's name

Documents unsealed today shed some light on the pop icon’s struggle with addiction – but give no indication of where he got the drug that killed him.

From TheJournal.ie 320 cannabis plants worth €250,000 seized in Fermoy Cork

320 cannabis plants worth €250,000 seized in Fermoy

Three men are due to appear in court today.

# drugs - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A drug with 'zombie-like' effects is causing huge problems in Manchester. So what is it? Spice

A drug with 'zombie-like' effects is causing huge problems in Manchester. So what is it?

Spice has left a “trail of human misery” in the city, according to the Manchester Evening News.

# drugs - Thursday 13 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive Benzos

Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive

New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.

# drugs - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I can have one joint, right?' Everything you need to know about roadside drug testing This Starts Tonight

'I can have one joint, right?' Everything you need to know about roadside drug testing

New devices were unveiled to reporters today. Here’s what you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after 15 kilos of cannabis found in a van Dunboyne

Man arrested after 15 kilos of cannabis found in a van

The investigation is ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi End Of A Long Road

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# drugs - Friday 7 April, 2017

2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test

Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race.

# drugs - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare Organised Crime

Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare

Two men were arrested at the scene.

# drugs - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth PLANKS OF WOOD

Australia makes 'largest ever' seizure of crystal meth

“We are working internationally and nationally to catch these merchants of death, these people who traffic in ice.”

# drugs - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane Organised Crime

Man charged after cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane

Ammunition and component parts of firearms were also found.

# drugs - Saturday 1 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane Organised Crime

Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5m seized in Artane

A man in his 40s has been arrested.

# drugs - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days Arkansas

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# drugs - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Firearm and cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Dublin Glasnevin

Firearm and cocaine worth €70,000 seized in Dublin

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil Medicinal Cannabis

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

# drugs - Friday 17 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman in their 50s arrested after €200,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis found in house Raheny

# drugs - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize drugs worth €285,000 and €100,000 in cash in Meath Organised Crime

Gardaí seize drugs worth €285,000 and €100,000 in cash in Meath

Heroin, crack cocaine and a submachine gun were found during searches today and yesterday.

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