25th June 2008
No ban on early houses
The Minister for Justice has said he is not going ahead with a plan to ban on some pubs opening from 7.30am.
23rd June 2008
The Drug Policy Action Group launches new report on prison drug policy
The report, Policy Paper 3 - Prison Drugs, examines the context of prison drug use, and key issues on control supply, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and research. A summary of recommendations for future policy is provided.
22nd June 2008
New Podcast Available: Interview with Tony Duffin, Ana Liffey Drug Project
This episode features an interview with Tony Duffin, Director of the Dublin based Ana Liffey Drug project.
21st June 2008
Irish spend three times EU average on alcohol
Irish people spend almost three and a half times more of their income on alcohol than the European average, an EU-wide survey reveals.
19th June 2008
Minister Wallace launches the HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Plan 2008 – 2012
Ms Mary Wallace T.D., Minister for Health Promotion and Food Safety, today (17 June 2008) launched the HIV and AIDS Education and Prevention Plan 2008 – 2012 presented by the Education and Prevention Sub-Committee of the National AIDS Strategy Committee.
16th June 2008
Crime expert: Using drugs a human right
Drugs should be legalised because there is a “human right” to use them, according to a new book by an Irish criminal law expert.
11th June 2008
Drinking in public to be banned in the capital
Drinking in public will be banned in the capital from next September under tough new laws agreed last night.
10th June 2008
Ana Liffey Drug Project Launches Digital Project Report
Minister John Curran TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, today launched the Ana Liffey Drug Project ‘Project Report 2006 & 2007’.
9th June 2008
Heroin seizures set to soar
Heroin seizures in 2008 are set to soar to record highs as the impact of last year’s bumper poppy crop in Afghanistan continues to be felt here.
6th June 2008
A&E staff to train in tackling alcohol abuse
Medics working on the frontline are planning to tackle the country’s growing alcohol problem head-on.