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# Drugs

Yesterday
6th February 2023
Voices
Opinion: We as legislators must be brave and make difficult decisions regarding drug laws
Fianna Fáil’s Paul McAuliffe says we cannot consider drug laws without understanding the trauma behind drug use.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# drugs policy
Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected to begin before summer
The Taoiseach said that a report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee would help set the terms of reference.
# drugs policy
'The war on drugs does not work': Fianna Fáil TDs call for reform to drugs policy
A report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee called for an acceleration of decriminalisation.
Last month
January 2023
# North Dublin
Man (22) arrested after Revenue officers seize over €339,000 worth of cocaine in north Dublin
The seizure was made in the north Dublin area earlier today.
Last year
2022
# drug policy
'No view' on cannabis legalisation, says Varadkar as Citizens' Assembly on drugs expected in 2023
He said that “the public are ahead of the politicians” on issues like drugs policy and abortion.
# Gardaí
Cannabis worth €2.4 million seized after gardaí intercept two vehicles in Dublin
Gardaí searched a residential premises in Dublin’s south inner city and a business premises in west Dublin.
# An Garda Síochána
Gardaí have intercepted 77 assassination attempts since Regency murder, report reveals
The research shows the amount of drugs seized by Gardaí last year increased by 73.5% to €63.68 million.
Voices
Gino Kenny: It's time to decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use
The People Before Profit TD says his bill will provide a stepping stone to a more progressive drugs policy in Ireland.
# Finglas
Cannabis jelly factory 'responsible for child hospitalisations' discovered by Dublin gardaí
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy said cannabis jellies have been responsible for child sicknesses.
# Courts
Polish man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for transporting over €1.5m worth of cannabis
The court heard that Revenue officials were informed of goods being transported from Malaga in Spain to Ireland.
# streets of limerick
'The level of sickness we're seeing is massive': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city
Drug workers in the city say the people seeking their services are more excluded and more unwell than ever.
# Crime
New 'street crime' Garda taskforce for Dublin to be established
It is understood the task force could include operations to target low and mid-level drug dealing.
# Claim
'Competing against clean athletes was important to her' - Former coach defends Halep
Darren Cahill has issued a strong statement in the tennis star’s defence.
# Cocaine
Two people arrested as €1.26 million worth of cocaine seized as vehicle searched at Dublin Port
The seizure was made as part of a joint operation by Revenue and gardaí.
# Cannabis
‘No plans’ to change classification of cannabis to Class A drug in UK, says No 10
There have been reports suggesting the UK Home Secretary was open to a tougher stance on cannabis.
# Drugs
Man (40s) charged and over €350,000 diamorphine and cocaine seized in Clondalkin
The search operation took place at 1pm yesterday.
# Balbriggan
Man arrested after herbal cannabis worth €226,000 seized in north Dublin
Revenue officers seized 11.3kg worth of herbal cannabis in the Balbriggan area.
# Belfast
PSNI arrest man and seize €34k of cannabis in UVF drug dealing investigation
A PSNI detective said buying drugs put money ‘straight into the hands of paramilitaries’.
# operation tara
Man arrested after gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cocaine in Tuam
Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in Tuam yesterday.
# Drugs
Two men arrested after €465,000 cannabis drug seizure at Galway growhouse
They have since been charged and are due before Ballinasloe District Court this morning.
# purple skulls
HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.
# mullingar district court
Midlands €8.4m suspected cocaine seizure 'not flour, not baking soda', court told
Tim Gilchrist, 54, and Michal Luczak, 41, appeared before Mullingar District Court via video link.
# Clondalkin
Man arrested after €3.2 million worth of cocaine seized in Dublin
40 blocks of suspected cocaine were seized in a house in Dublin 22.
# safer nightlife
A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic
It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.
# Revenue
€240,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in Dublin Airport
Revenue officers made the seizure as part of a routine inspection.
# Westmeath
Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million
The two men, aged 54 and 40, are due to appear in court today.
# operation tara
€300,000 worth of cannabis seized in Tipperary and Carlow
Two men were arrested by gardaí.
# Galway
Two women and man released from garda custody following arrests over €72k cocaine seizure
More than €10,000 in cash was seized at one location.
# Raid
Man charged over €2.5 million drugs seizure
A man in his 50s, was arrested and has been charged.
# operation tara
Gardaí seize over €500,000 of cannabis from Tipperary growhouse
No arrests have been made.
# Belfast
White balloons released in Belfast to mark recent spate in drugs-related deaths
15 people have died in what have been termed as drugs-related deaths in Belfast since the start of June.
# Courts
Former Dublin hurler gets nine years for €2.7 million worth of cocaine and cannabis
Patrick Casey fled to London and started a new life after a high speed chase with Gardaí eight years ago.
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.
# operation tara
Man arrested after gardaí seize drugs worth €50,000 in north Dublin
The man has since been released and is expected to appear before Dublin District Court later this month.
# Drugs Seizure
Man arrested and €220,000 worth of drugs seized at house in Cork City
The search was carried out last night at approximately 8.30pm.
# Seized
Over €1 million worth of cocaine seized at Dublin Airport
Three men have been arrested.
# Cannabis
Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.
# Ballyhale
Two arrested as €6.9 million worth of cannabis seized in Kilkenny
Searches were carried out as part of an operation targeting transnational drug trafficking networks.
# Helen McEntee
Justice Minister in favour of higher rate of tax for convicted drug dealers
While changes to the tax system for criminals is not presently being considered, Helen McEntee said the idea “wouldn’t be a bad thing”.
# Dublin
Gardaí seize €2 million worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and liquid cocaine
Seven men have also been detained in connection with the seizures.