Coronavirus likely to hit recreational cocaine use

Coronavirus likely to hit recreational cocaine use

The coronavirus outbreak will cut demand for cocaine and other drugs if it leads to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs, gardaí believe. “The recreational drug user – the guy who takes cocaine at weekends – may not be spending their money on cocaine, as...
Paternity test without child knowing

Paternity test without child knowing

Is it possible to do a paternity test without a child knowing? Yes, it is. When you order one of our home Peace of Mind DNA tests, we send a testing kit out to an address of your choice. Collecting a DNA sample is a simple process. You just need to rub a mouth swab on...
Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry lobbyists met Government ministers, senior officials and Oireachtas members more than 350 times the year the Dáil debated legislation aimed at combating harmful alcohol consumption. Research by Alcohol Action Ireland to be presented at an international...
Safe prenatal paternity test can eliminate stress

Safe prenatal paternity test can eliminate stress

Not all mothers are able to enjoy their pregnancies because they are unsure who is the father of their unborn child. Waiting months to perform a DNA test on a newborn baby can cause arguments, upset and worry at an already stressful time. Thankfully, help is at hand...
Value of seized drugs plummets in 2019

Value of seized drugs plummets in 2019

The amount of drugs seized at Ireland’s ports and airports by Revenue customs officials has decreased by more than 400% over the past 2 years. The figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, show the amount of drugs seized at four Irish airports (Cork,...
Drinks industry barred from global alcohol conference

Drinks industry barred from global alcohol conference

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) will take place in Dublin Castle next month with the aims of providing an opportunity for government ministries and agencies to participate and exchange knowledge. However, drinks industry representatives have accused the...
Paternity test with two dads

Paternity test with two dads

Our home paternity test can be performed with two dads and one child. The standard test includes one child, one alleged father and the mother (if available). However, extra swabs for another alleged father can be requested when ordering the kit. The testing kit can be...
Could random drug tests tackle Galway’s cocaine problem?

Could random drug tests tackle Galway’s cocaine problem?

The Joint Policing Committee (JPC)’s Crime Prevention and Personal Safety subcommittee has recommended that Galway County Council and local gardaí examine the possibility of introducing random drug tests in schools. The suggestion was made after hearing evidence from...
Thousands march to take back control from drug gangs

Thousands march to take back control from drug gangs

Around 4000 people have walked from Drogheda’s Peace Bridge to the centre of the town, accompanied by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and several party leaders, to give the message to those involved in drugs: ‘There is no place for you to live among us’. We want to take...
How to do a secret paternity test

How to do a secret paternity test

How to do a secret paternity test is a common Internet search term. Undertaking a DNA paternity test can be an emotional time. The consequences of the results can be far reaching, and in some cases, life changing. Understandably, you may not want your close family or...