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#Drugs

# drugs - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money

The woman is regularly seen in the company of Irish and international celebrities.

# drugs - Monday 8 October, 2018

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

# drugs - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork

The drugs were found during the search of a car at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

# drugs - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

€240k worth of controlled drug kratom seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Cannabis was found hidden inside a tin of biscuits.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis

Michael McDonald Agu was sentenced to four years in jail.

# drugs - Monday 1 October, 2018

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

# drugs - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'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.

# drugs - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Luxury cars, designer watch and €145,000 seized following 14 searches related to Dublin gang

The searches relate to an organised crime group suspected to be involved in the sale of drugs.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

# drugs - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

The woman is suspected of bringing in hundreds of kilos every year.

# drugs - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'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.

# drugs - Friday 21 September, 2018

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.

# drugs - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# drugs - Monday 17 September, 2018

Seven die and five in coma after taking drugs at music festival in Hanoi

The victims tested positive for an unspecified drug.

Cocaine, debit cards and passports seized in west Dublin organised crime operation

The man is due in court this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 16 September, 2018

From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?

We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.

# drugs - Friday 14 September, 2018

Suspected cannabis grow house discovered at Malahide restaurant

Gardaí attended the premises due to a fire.

Cannabis remains most commonly used illegal drug in Ireland

Levels of drug use in Ireland have increased in recent years.

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

# drugs - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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.

# drugs - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

# drugs - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law

Gardaí say young people who have never been in trouble with the law find it hard to understand that a normal part of their social lives is actually a serious criminal offence.

# drugs - Monday 10 September, 2018

Four men arrested after gardaí seize €52k worth of benzodiazepines and prescription drugs

The men have since been released without charge.

'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'

Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

# drugs - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Steep increase in Limerick steroid-users seeking needle exchange

An addiction and outreach service says there’s been a rise in younger steroid-users coming forward.

# drugs - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Man and woman arrested over €1.7 million heroin seizure in Dublin

Gardaí also found tablets and cannabis herb during the search this evening.

# drugs - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Philippine mayor on president's 'narco list' shot dead in his office

Mariano Blanco, mayor of the town of Ronda, is the latest in a spate of local officials to be slain in recent months.

# drugs - Friday 31 August, 2018

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

The seizure was made on Monday evening in Inchicore.

# drugs - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Five men arrested and drugs seized as Defence Forces assist in inter-agency operation at sea

A UK National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated operation led to the detention of a yacht yesterday evening.

17-year-old male arrested after €30k worth of cocaine seized in Dublin

The discovery was found during a search of a house in Drimnagh.

# drugs - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Revenue seizes suspected cocaine and MDMA worth estimated €3m at Dublin Port

The detection was made in a container which arrived on a ferry from Europe.

# drugs - Monday 27 August, 2018

Garda suspended following arrest over suspected drug seizure

The Garda, who is in his 30s, was arrested in the Dublin area yesterday.

# drugs - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Two women due in court after elite gardaí seized €670,000 worth of drugs in Dublin

Both women are due before Cloverhill District Court this afternoon.

Submachine gun, cocaine and cannabis seized in Clare

One man was arrested and later released.

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