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Cocaine trade is booming but Irish users look to cut down

Cocaine trade is booming but Irish users look to cut down

A survey of illegal drug across the world has found that 54% of Irish respondents want to use less cocaine next year, and of this number 14% want help to do so. This compares to a global average of 41.5% and 12.7% respectively. The Global Drug Survey (GDS2019) asked...
Ireland’s cocaine issue must be tackled

Ireland’s cocaine issue must be tackled

Garda Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan has highlighted Ireland’s massive issue with cocaine. He warned that it was far worse than the heroin epidemic ever was and that the country would lose a generation of young people if the drugs problem wasn’t tackled as a...
Ireland’s first alcohol-free pub opens its doors

Ireland’s first alcohol-free pub opens its doors

The target demographic for Dublin’s first booze-free bar is people who don’t want to consume alcohol but still want to have a good time, says Vaughan Yates. Together with his business partner Oisin Davis, Yates is opening The Virgin Mary on Capel Street. The stylish...
Illegal drug use is becoming the ‘norm’ in Dublin

Illegal drug use is becoming the ‘norm’ in Dublin

Illegal drug use has become so common in Dublin that it is regarded as normal and not just the preserve of addicts, a new report states. The study, by Dr Matt Bowden from the Technical University Dublin, is for the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign and includes...
What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

You can rest assured that all DNA samples received at our laboratory are securely stored onsite. After testing, the samples are kept for 3 months and then destroyed by incineration. All of our DNA testing services can be bought on-line from our website from just €149...
Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

The number of people treated for problem cocaine use has nearly doubled in recent years, according to new data from the Health Research Board (HRB). A total of 1500 cases were recorded in 2017, which represents a dramatic increase from the 770 cases that were recorded...
Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland is drinking more spirits but beer is still top

Ireland has increased its consumption of spirits by 5.6% over the past year, according to a new report published by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). Spirits represented 20.5% of the alcohol sold last year, which points to the success of Irish gin and...
Secret DNA test

Secret DNA test

Is there any such thing as a secret DNA test? DNA testing can be an emotional time. You may not want your close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such relationship tests. For this reason, we ensure that all of our letters and testing kits are sent out...
Secret paternity test

Secret paternity test

Is there any such thing as a secret paternity test? Anyone undergoing DNA paternity testing can find it an emotional time. Understandably, you may not want close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such a relationship test. To collect a DNA sample for a...