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Flakka blamed for rise of violence on Irish streets

Flakka blamed for rise of violence on Irish streets

The latest drug craze to have made its way from the USA is being blamed for the rise of violence on Irish streets. The synthetic drug Flakka, also known as gravel or bath salts, is a novel psychoactive substance (NPS) that can be smoked, injected or snorted. Users are...
Dying man convicted of first drug-driving charge

Dying man convicted of first drug-driving charge

The first person to be convicted of drug-driving in Ireland is a terminally-ill man who has to take over 20 tablets a day. Alan Croghan, a liver transplant patient, suffers from a number of illnesses and has less than 5 years to live. His conviction includes a 4-year...
Home paternity test

Home paternity test

Need a home paternity test?With our range of online DNA relationship tests, it’s never been easier! Our home paternity test can be ordered from our website and posted direct to any convenient address. The testing kit includes full instructions on how to collect your...
DNA test proves that wrong child was given to mother

DNA test proves that wrong child was given to mother

Solicitors acting for a woman who was given back the wrong child after temporarily leaving her infant daughter in the care of nuns at the St Patrick’s Guild adoption society are expected to begin legal proceedings. Helen Maguire’s story emerged in the aftermath of...
Teen alcohol consumption is cause for concern

Teen alcohol consumption is cause for concern

A new survey has highlighted a worryingly high level of alcohol consumption among Irish teenagers. The main findings are: almost half (46%) admitted to being drunk more than once in their lifetime (compared with 34% in 2015)more than a quarter (26%) were intoxicated...
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...