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#Drugs

# drugs - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport Revenue

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

# drugs - Friday 11 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €130,000 in cocaine seized in Co Wicklow Bray

Man arrested and €130,000 in cocaine seized in Co Wicklow

A bag containing 1.8 kilos of cocaine was found under a parked car.

# drugs - Monday 7 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after €275,000 cash and drugs seizure in Dublin Dublin 1

Man arrested after €275,000 cash and drugs seizure in Dublin

A 35-year-old male was arrested in connection with the investigation.

# drugs - Friday 4 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence Have A Plan

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

# drugs - Thursday 3 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller Arrests

Three charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

Miller (26) died last year of an accidental overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 14-month-old girl suffered seizures after swallowing father's MDMA, court hears Belfast

14-month-old girl suffered seizures after swallowing father's MDMA, court hears

Her father was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to causing or procuring cruelty to a child.

# drugs - Monday 30 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Suspected MDMA worth €200,000 seized in Co Wexford Drugs

Suspected MDMA worth €200,000 seized in Co Wexford

The drugs were seized after a car failed to stop at a garda checkpoint early this morning.

# drugs - Sunday 29 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested after €100,000 drug seizure in Dublin Ballymun

Two men arrested after €100,000 drug seizure in Dublin

One of the men was carrying a box which contained 5.6 kilos of cannabis herb.

# drugs - Saturday 28 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) charged after diamorphine and cocaine seized in Dublin Drugs

Man (20s) charged after diamorphine and cocaine seized in Dublin

The man was arrested during an operation in the Ballyfermot area yesterday.

# drugs - Friday 27 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Major €4 million cocaine and heroin seizure in west Dublin Gardaí

Major €4 million cocaine and heroin seizure in west Dublin

Two men have been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases Crime Stats

Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases

The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.

# drugs - Monday 23 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Chemsex

'1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Exclusive

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

# drugs - Friday 20 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid Longford

'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid

Gardaí believe that one of the arrested men is responsible for trafficking drugs into Longford.

# drugs - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs Medical Council

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# drugs - Monday 16 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases Opioid Crisis

Pharma giant Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle US opioid crisis cases

The cases against Purdue seek to address the costs of millions of Americans sinking into addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin Courts

Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin

Heroin and cannabis worth around €22,000 was seized during a search last week.

# drugs - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears Chemsex

'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears Exclusive

Chemsex is becoming more common in Ireland, leading to concerns about health risks and an increase in sexual assaults.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí stop motorist driving erratically on motorway, find €50k worth of cocaine cutting agent Louth

Gardaí stop motorist driving erratically on motorway, find €50k worth of cocaine cutting agent

The driver was arrested and is due to appear before a special court sitting this morning.

# drugs - Thursday 5 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after €105,000 worth of heroin seized at Cork train station Kent Station

Man charged after €105,000 worth of heroin seized at Cork train station

Gary Cambridge was released on bail, with a number of conditions imposed.

# drugs - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over €1m heroin seizure following joint operation between gardaí and UK police Raids

Man charged over €1m heroin seizure following joint operation between gardaí and UK police

Seven kilos of heroin were seized in raids in Dublin and Meath.

# drugs - Sunday 1 September, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities Crackdown

Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities

Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.

# drugs - Saturday 31 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested after €42k worth of cocaine seized in north Co Dublin Rush

Man (20s) arrested after €42k worth of cocaine seized in north Co Dublin

€2,000 of cannabis, other drug paraphernalia and a sum of cash were also seized.

# drugs - Friday 30 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning Electric Picnic

'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning

Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.

# drugs - Monday 26 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin Dublin 22

Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin

Gardaí carried out a search on a house yesterday.

# drugs - Sunday 25 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# drugs - Saturday 24 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken' Jack Downey

'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken'

Jack Downey died after taking a substance at Indiependence earlier this month.

# drugs - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin Drugs

Man (30s) arrested following seizure of heroin worth €45,000 in Dublin

Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drug Unit South Central executed a warrant at a house in Dublin 15 last night.

# drugs - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence Working Group

HSE addiction expert: Festivals that don't provide drug information and support should be refused a licence

Some promoters are keen to explore new measures but others fear it would do reputational damage.

# drugs - Thursday 15 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine and cannabis worth €110,000 seized after gardaí stop car in Tipperary Arrest

Cocaine and cannabis worth €110,000 seized after gardaí stop car in Tipperary

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene.

# drugs - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals Drugs

Talks underway between HSE and labs that could carry out drug-testing at festivals

A senior HSE doctor has outlined a number of ways drug-testing could be introduced in Ireland.

# drugs - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival Jack Downey

'I am proud to call him my son': Funeral held for teen who died after falling ill at music festival

Large crowds gathered in Clonmel today for Jack Downey’s funeral mass.

# drugs - Thursday 8 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie €10k worth of herbal cannabis found hidden in tin of slimming product Mail Centre

€10k worth of herbal cannabis found hidden in tin of slimming product

Revenue detector dog Bailey helped to sniff out the drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach Bethells Beach

Cocaine worth €1.7m washes up on New Zealand beach

Police have urged the public to hand in any more packages that turn up.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group' Drugs

Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'

The working group was first floated in 2017 and was originally expected to be up and running earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Gucci Gang raids: Garda chopper and armed units sent to north Dublin areas in gangland crackdown Gucci Gang

Gucci Gang raids: Garda chopper and armed units sent to north Dublin areas in gangland crackdown

Gardaí believe the gang has the potential to be a serious player in the Irish drug scene.

# drugs - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the government's new approach to possession of drugs for personal use?

Opposition parties have argued the approach does not go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie 'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival Cork

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival

19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.

# drugs - Monday 5 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork Indiependence

Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork

He had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.

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