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#Drugs

# drugs - Yesterday’s News

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork Glanmire

Man arrested as cannabis worth €450,000 is seized in Cork

A 50-year-old man is currently being detained at Mayfield Garda Station.

# drugs - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Heroin and crack cocaine worth €60,000, plus €50,000 in cash, seized in Meath Organised Crime

# drugs - Monday 13 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spike in the importation of illegal anabolic steroids causes health fears Growth

Spike in the importation of illegal anabolic steroids causes health fears

The seizure of such drugs almost tripled last year.

# drugs - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

Irish artist and writer Christina Reihill explores alcoholism and addiction in her new work about the writer Dorothy Parker.

# drugs - Saturday 11 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge Dangerous Driving

'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge

Anthony O’Sullivan appeared in Naas District Court this week.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €850,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in Tipperary drugs raid Operation Thor

Gardaí seize €850,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in Tipperary drugs raid

A man was arrested and is currently being questioned.

# drugs - Monday 6 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug Moving Forward

Cannabis users to be fined as Israel approves partial decriminalisation of drug

First time users will now be hit with a €255 fine instead of a conviction.

# drugs - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court after bag of drugs found in Carlow house Special Sitting

Man due in court after bag of drugs found in Carlow house

The two other men who were arrested have been released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for six years for possessing €1.7m worth of cannabis Vintage Clothing

Man jailed for six years for possessing €1.7m worth of cannabis

Some 115 packets of the drug, weighing nearly 84kg, were found.

# drugs - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested after this bag of drugs was seized in Carlow Seizure

Three men arrested after this bag of drugs was seized in Carlow

The three men are Lithuanian nationals.

# drugs - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'When you're trying to rent a clinic, the minute you say 'addiction', people say no' Health

'When you're trying to rent a clinic, the minute you say 'addiction', people say no'

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Dublin addiction centre the One Step Clinic.

# drugs - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Phelps: I've never been in clean international race

Speaking at a US congressional hearing, Phelps said home races were fine though.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine Domestic Violence

Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine

The youth subjected his mother to a series of serious domestic violence incidents, leaving her fearing for her life.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Five arrested and €230,000 worth of drugs seized in major operation in three counties Seizures

Five arrested and €230,000 worth of drugs seized in major operation in three counties

The seizures began this afternoon when Gardaí stopped and searched a car on the M8.

# drugs - Monday 27 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gun, cannabis and suspected cocaine found in Tallaght industrial estate Cookstown

# drugs - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €130,000 worth of cocaine in Dublin and Waterford in organised crime crackdown Tramore And Tallaght

Gardaí seize €130,000 worth of cocaine in Dublin and Waterford in organised crime crackdown

A man in his 30s was arrested after drugs were seized from a home in Tramore.

# drugs - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dealers using Irish courier firms to safely ferry drugs to customers Click And Buy

Dealers using Irish courier firms to safely ferry drugs to customers

Revenue officer Liam Peakin warned about the rise in the trade.

# drugs - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related deaths?

In the final instalment of our three-part series on drug policy, FactCheck examines a claim made by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn on Tonight With Vincent Browne.

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