Category Archives: Drug Reporting

EU drugs agency

The EU’s drugs agency published its annual report – and the usual raft of other mini-reports – last week in Lisbon. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (to give its needlessly long name) produces excellent research and … Continue reading

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Government’s troubled alcohol strategy

Oh, the joys of the Freedom of Information Act. It only took six months to get my response from the Department of Health. It’s supposed to take 20 days apparently. And most of the juicier stuff was refused, thanks to … Continue reading

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Money for some, but not for others

Even with endless stories of people and charities struggling to cope because of lack of money and reduced funding, a comment made to me by a charity leader at a recent event hit home. It was the chairman of a … Continue reading

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Toxic Ecstasy Batch

Gardaí have seen a “huge increase” in demand for ecstasy this year on the back of a surge in the production of high-quality MDMA in Europe. After many years of a drop-off in the manufacture of MDMA, producers have again … Continue reading

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