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HSE investigates drug testing at festivals

HSE investigates drug testing at festivals

The HSE has begun discussions with organisations to implement drug testing at festivals. Two years ago, as part of its national drug strategy, the government announced that a working group involving health professionals, festival organisers and advocacy groups would...
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...
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...