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# Drugs

Last week
19th May 2024 - 25th May 2024
The HSE wants drug users to fill out survey to discover trends - and figure out harm reductions
This month
May 2024
Two men arrested after gardaí seize over €238,000 worth of cocaine and cash in south Dublin
'Failed approach': Biden proposes reclassifying marijuana as less dangerous drug
Opinion: Ozempic isn't the answer — we need to change our toxic food system
Dr Catherine Conlon
Cannabis and cocaine are 'drugs of choice' in Kerry, policing committee hears
Last month
April 2024
Gardaí seized €140,000 of cocaine during raid before half of it was 'inadvertently destroyed'
Four men arrested after gardaí make €300,000 seizure at cannabis factory
Two men charged over seizure of €2.4 million worth of cannabis
Two people arrested after drugs and over €200,000 in cash seized in Co Laois
'Fragile' man jailed for drug offence despite court being told he is not medically fit for prison
Man charged after seizure of €125,000 worth of drugs used to control anxiety
Gardaí seize €125,000 in suspected drugs and arrested two men after searches in Donegal
More than €1.2 million worth of drugs and retail goods seized by Revenue last week
Three men charged after seizure of €700,000 worth of cannabis in Co Roscommon
Three men arrested as gardaí seize €700,000 worth of cannabis in Co Roscommon
Man charged and due in court over seizure of €135,000 of suspected cocaine and cannabis in Dublin
Gardaí seize €135,000 worth of drugs during Dublin search operation
DHL worker charged over €3m drug seizure had 'central role in sophisticated operation', court told
Three men appear in court after multiple drug seizures in Dublin this week
Revenue officers seize over 13kg of cannabis found in luggage at Dublin Airport
Gardaí seize 10 firearms and more than €5 million worth of drugs in Dublin raids
Man arrested after €1.1 million worth of cannabis seized at Dublin Port
'Demons were following me': Call to make HHC illegal after users experience psychotic episodes
HHC, a semisynthetic cannabinoid derived from CBD, is widely available in Ireland.
There are growing concerns that HHC is triggering psychotic episodes in certain people
HHC vapes are widely available online, and in vape and CBD shops
"I was seeing and hearing things that weren't there. I was being followed around by demons," one man told us
March
March 2024
Hungarian men charged with heroin smuggling at Airport now charged with organised crime offence
A soldier has been arrested following the seizure of drugs and cash at a military base
Items seized in Dundalk after over €4 million worth of cocaine found on Donegal beaches last year
Sedatives, steroids, and erectile dysfunction meds among illegal drugs seized by HPRA
Kerry businessman denied bail in €32m crystal meth haul case
Gardaí found cannabis worth €3.2 million after stopping a vehicle on the M50 yesterday
'Everyone knows drugs are sold and people are intimidated in areas affected by poverty'
The North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force has been reestablished amid a national conversation about our approach to drug use.
The task force has been set up at a time when service providers in Dublin are bracing themselves for an increase in opioid use
Areas in the north inner city have long been "traumatised" by poverty and addiction, Dr Austin O'Carroll told us
He said the availability of naloxone was vital in preventing deaths during a recent spike in overdoses in Dublin and Cork
Naval divers deployed to search the seabed off West Cork for 'substantial' drugs haul
Ten suspected members of organised crime group arrested in major West Cork garda operation
Man charged after €720,000 worth of cannabis found in passenger's luggage at Dublin Airport
February
February 2024
Paul Pogba banned from football for four years for doping
Man arrested after gardaí seize ammunition and €190,000 worth of drugs in Co Kildare search
Over €1.2 million worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin and Louth
Ireland an 'affluent' target for international drug gangs, Drew Harris tells police conference
Three men remanded in custody in connection with multi-million Blanchardstown drug seizure
Man arrested and €180,000 in cash seized as part of operation on supply of drugs into prisons
Two men appear in Kerry court charged in connection with €32.8 million drugs seizure