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#Drugs

# drugs - Friday 17 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí release pictures of cash and drugs seized from massive Irish-Dutch operation Drugs Seizure

Gardaí release pictures of cash and drugs seized from massive Irish-Dutch operation

Three Irish men were arrested in the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Two men due in court after €7 million worth of drugs seized in Meath Ashbourne

Two men due in court after €7 million worth of drugs seized in Meath

A number of people were arrested both here and in the Netherlands as part of an international investigation targeting gangland crime.

# drugs - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two men to be charged after drugs worth €7 million seized in an international operation in Meath Ashbourne

Two men to be charged after drugs worth €7 million seized in an international operation in Meath

A significant amount of cocaine and cannabis was found during two raids in Ashbourne.

From TheJournal.ie Three men and drugs worth an estimated €400k seized in Dublin 8 Operation Thistle

Three men and drugs worth an estimated €400k seized in Dublin 8

The searches were made as part of Operation Thistle, which targets low-level members of the Kinahan gang.

From TheJournal.ie Actress Rose McGowan claims drugs planted in her luggage, surrenders to arrest warrant Allegations

Actress Rose McGowan claims drugs planted in her luggage, surrenders to arrest warrant

McGowan was one of the first actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape.

# drugs - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin Crack Pipes

Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin

Some service users have been injecting the drug into the neck.

# drugs - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever used drugs recreationally? Recreational This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever used drugs recreationally?

It’s estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.

From TheJournal.ie €200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business Recreational Drugs

€200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business

It is estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.

From TheJournal.ie Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars St Cuthbert’s

Residents trying to reclaim Dublin park after intimidation, drug dealing and burnt out cars

One local woman says problems in the area have “got progressively worse over the years”.

# drugs - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after drugs worth €1.1 million seized in Dublin Seized

Man arrested after drugs worth €1.1 million seized in Dublin

Drugs were seized at Dublin Port and Ballycoolin Industrial Estate.

# drugs - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man (37) arrested after armed gardaí and Criminal Asset Bureau raid 24 premises Crime Gang

Man (37) arrested after armed gardaí and Criminal Asset Bureau raid 24 premises

The homes and offices were raided as part of an investigation into an organised crime gang based in Cabra.

From TheJournal.ie People warned that small weed or cocaine habits are fuelling violent crime Intimidation This post contains videos

People warned that small weed or cocaine habits are fuelling violent crime

“Often people who engage with recreational drug use do not see the link with organised crime and intimidation.”

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of a number of killings among four held over botched Kinahan murder attempt Gang Feud

Man suspected of a number of killings among four held over botched Kinahan murder attempt

The arrests have been described by gardai as significant.

# drugs - Monday 6 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after 80-plant cannabis growhouse found in Longford house Seizure

Man arrested after 80-plant cannabis growhouse found in Longford house

The man appeared in court this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine White Lines

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

# drugs - Monday 30 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke Housing Crisis

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# drugs - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish gangs' cocaine supply decimated as notorious Chilean gangster 'El Rico' arrested El Rico

Irish gangs' cocaine supply decimated as notorious Chilean gangster 'El Rico' arrested

The arrest will have far reaching consequences for Irish drug gangs.

# drugs - Thursday 26 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man involved in murder of Eddie Hutch wanted dead by both Kinahans and Hutches Feud

Man involved in murder of Eddie Hutch wanted dead by both Kinahans and Hutches

Eddie Hutch Snr was shot dead last year.

# drugs - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs Drug Use

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# drugs - Saturday 21 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Learner caught driving high on cocaine, cannabis and benzodiazepines All The Drugs
From TheJournal.ie Man arrested following €1 million Offaly drug seizure to appear in court this morning Cocaine

# drugs - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Over €1 million worth of drugs found in Offaly house Geashill

Over €1 million worth of drugs found in Offaly house

Gardaí also recovered a firearm along with ammunition.

From TheJournal.ie No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# drugs - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow Project Storm

Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow

The arrests were for a number of different offences including theft, assault and burglary.

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.

# drugs - Monday 9 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean Massive Haul

Cocaine worth €220 million seized from tugboat in Atlantic Ocean

A total of 3.7 tonnes of the drug was seized by Spanish police after a tip off from UK authorities.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll slit you from ear to ear': Man dodges jail for threatening hotel staff who found his drugs Keith Byrne

'I'll slit you from ear to ear': Man dodges jail for threatening hotel staff who found his drugs

Keith Byrne was high on drugs when he threatened staff at the Bewleys Hotel in Sandyford.

# drugs - Monday 2 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Western ports now target for Kinahan drugs as informants cripple Dublin trade Drug Shipments

Western ports now target for Kinahan drugs as informants cripple Dublin trade

Dublin is no longer seen as a viable option for the large seizures.

# drugs - Sunday 1 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis Crackdown

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

# drugs - Thursday 28 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Authorities seize €2.4m cannabis stash at Dublin Port Revenue

Authorities seize €2.4m cannabis stash at Dublin Port

Drugs dog Holly helped identify the haul, hidden in a crate.

# drugs - Sunday 24 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug' Coolmine

Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'

Coolmine clients who are currently recovering from addictions have sailed this week as part of a Voyage of Recovery programme.

# drugs - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking War On Drugs

Philippine president Duterte says he'll kill his own son if he is involved in drug trafficking

Protests have erupted in the Philippines over the controversial president’s war on drugs.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man (22) arrested after stolen motorbike, gun and drugs seized in Blanchardstown raid Organised Crime

Man (22) arrested after stolen motorbike, gun and drugs seized in Blanchardstown raid

The man is currently being held at Finglas Garda Station.

# drugs - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16 War On Drugs

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

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.

# drugs - Monday 11 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel Hostel Assault

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# drugs - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals Pill Tests

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

# drugs - Friday 1 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after attacking two gardaí during search Sheriff Street

Man arrested after attacking two gardaí during search

The gardaí were taken to the Mater Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

# drugs - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts Addiction

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# drugs - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two arrests after MDMA and cannabis worth €800k seized at Navan Road apartment West Dublin

Two arrests after MDMA and cannabis worth €800k seized at Navan Road apartment

Gardaí said the operation was part of ongoing efforts targeting organised crime in Dublin and Meath.

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