Items tagged with ireland

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Decriminalisation of all drugs for personal use considered [18.04.2017] The decriminalisation of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use is one of the policy options outlined in the forthcoming...
Plan to open injection facility in Dublin for drug users [07.02.2017] The Government will discuss legislation which would exempt drug users from prosecution if found with certain illegal drugs in a supervised injection ...
Government approves pilot scheme for drug injection facility in Dublin [14.12.2015] The cabinet has approved a pilot scheme for a medically supervised drug injection facility in Dublin. The facility was proposed by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin,...
Heroin addiction: How to smack it down [06.11.2015] Ireland would establish " medically supervised injecting facilities" where heroin addicts can take their drugs, using clean equipment, under doctors’...
Public to have say on legality of drugs [03.07.2015] The Irish public is being invited to have a say in what is thought to be the country’s first official examination of the decriminalisation of drugs f...
Minister wants to see supervised 'injection centres' for addicts [07.05.2015] Drugs Minister Aodhan O'Riordain from Ireland has said he wants to see legislation introducing injection centres for addicts before the next election...
The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it [09.03.2015] Judge Gerard Hogan made an unexpected decision to allow for the possession of some drugs in a ruling on an appeal with the backing of two of his judi...
Flanagan backs sale of cannabis [23.10.2013] Irish independent MP Luke Flanagan, who has published a Bill to regulate cannabis and allow its sale for medicinal and recreational use, claimed it c...
Decriminalise heroin and cocaine says Belfast drugs worker [14.02.2013] One of Northern Ireland's most senior drugs workers has said that class A drugs like heroin should be decriminalised, regulated and made available on...
Minister considers Portuguese drugs strategy [04.11.2011] Junior Health Minister Roisin Shortall, who is in charge of Ireland’s drugs strategy, said she had an "open mind" in relation to Portugal’s model. Sh...

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